Meeting the person behind the patient at the source of health

Using human-centered design, Upstream Health Innovations seeks to empower patients to lead healthy lives, partners with the community to build capacity and fosters the health innovations that create equity and improve outcomes.

We envision a future where health is managed proactively within the community rather than reactively within the healthcare system. A future in which meaningful conversations about health are not confined to the clinic. And a future that redefines primary care as that which happens upstream—in homes and communities. Upstream Health Innovations is taking steps towards creating a future where people realize their full potential because the barriers to health have been recognized and removed.

Upstream Health Innovations is focused on Hennepin Health System’s safety net mission of creating and delivering health for all patients—regardless of economic or social circumstances.

Our mission is to move healthcare upstream and transform our current healthcare model into one truly centered around people.