A collaborative ecosystem approach

Across the United States, local innovation is driving the integration of health and social services to deliver holistic care that addresses health equity. The service models emerging in this cross-sector landscape require active collaboration and data exchange among diverse partners that often have no experience working together.

At Intrepid Ascent, we help community partners optimize their unique services while evolving together. Our work promotes the adoption of scalable technologies with a human-centered approach focused on both individual experience and collective impact.

Three pillars of transformation

Depending on the challenge at hand, client engagements are led by one of our three Groups, with resources from the other two typically included to form an interdisciplinary team.

Technology Strategy

This Group equips communities to leverage technology to integrate systems of care, with a focus on the dynamic frontier between health care and human services.

Tech expertise

Policy Innovation

Navigating the data sharing landscape is challenging. This Group helps clients explore novel approaches and best practices for policy designs that deliver better outcomes.

Policy expertise

Community Change

Utilizing design thinking, stakeholder engagement, change management, and quality improvement methods, this Group promotes positive and sustainable change. 

Change expertise

Working with Intrepid Ascent has helped us drive our innovative data infrastructure projects forward more rapidly, and in a focused and effective manner. Their interdisciplinary teams are incredibly supportive and provide thoughtful, responsive, and high-quality expertise in a variety of subject matter areas, supporting the transformation of our community’s care delivery systems.

Emily Q. Chung, MPH, MCHES
Public Health Division Director, County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency, California

Policy spotlight

To promote effective, whole person care, California has launched the Data Exchange Framework (DxF), which sets out guidelines to facilitate the secure and appropriate exchange of health and social services information. Intrepid Ascent is serving as a key thought leader for the DxF, providing organizations with webinars, one-on-one strategic coaching sessions, readiness assessments, and other support focused on the DxF and its implications on their work. 

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