Washington, DC, January 31, 2020 — Population Health Alliance (PHA), the industry’s only multi-stakeholder professional and trade association solely focused on population health, recently announced that Transition to Success ® (transitiontosuccess.org) has joined the organization as a member. Transition to Success (TTS) is a system of care that changes our collective understanding and treatment response to the condition of poverty.
With more than thirty years of experience in healthcare administration, not-for-profit management, behavioral health, criminal justice, and public sector programing Dr Marcella Wilson created TTS and has established pilot programs in Michigan, Tennessee, Kansas, Louisiana, Wisconsin and Hawaii. In 2016 Dr. Wilson introduced the novel framework in her book Diagnosis: Poverty – A New Approach to Understanding and Treating an Epidemic and introduced her company and concept to the Population Health Alliance as a keynote speaker at their 2019 Innovation Summit in Washington, DC.
“We are pleased to welcome Transition to Success® to the PHA family of organizations.” Said Mary Jane Osmick MD, a longtime member who serves on PHA’s Board of Directors. “Led by CEO and Founder Marcella Wilson, PhD TTS has demonstrated how a consistent, evidence-based, and highly scalable program approach can successfully lead individuals and their families from poverty and its associated health outcomes, toward self-sufficiency and wellbeing. Based on a decade’s-long work in Detroit during and after the recent financial crisis, Dr Wilson developed, tested and implemented a set of tools, processes and training in multiple organizations and communities around the US. In her book, Dr Wilson shares the story of how TTS came into being and how it is now changing the way we think of and react to poverty in the U.S.” added Osmick.
Dr Wilson added the following statement: “Changing the nation’s understanding of and treatment response to the condition of poverty – from a character flaw to a treatable, environmentally-based condition – is our mission at TTS. With the integration of evidence-base best practices and uniform analytics, our system of care screens and responds to the social determinants of health, behavioral health, and addiction issues. PHA is at the forefront of the changing fabric of our country’s healthcare system and provides excellent opportunities to meet and work with industry leaders. We are excited to join this dynamic and influential group.”
Dr Wilson and Dr Osmick also recently co-authored a paper Social Determinants of Health—Relevant History, A Call to Action, An Organization’s Transformational Story, and What Can Employers Do? in the Journal of Health Promotion.
PHA represents stakeholders from across the health care ecosystem that seek to improve health outcomes, optimize medical and administrative spend, and drive affordability.