Connecting research, education and patient care
Our impact on health and well-being is driven by the connection of research and education to patient care and the community. We have several centers that focus on these connections.
Center for Chronic Care Innovation
Our goal is to improve the quality of chronic disease care and prevention. We translate research evidence into practice which helps prevent and treat diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, opioid use disorder, depression, serious mental illness and cancer.
Center for Memory and Aging
Through our innovative research, we improve the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurologic disorders. We also educate and serve as a resource by bringing together patients, families, research centers, universities and pharmaceutical companies.
Community Health Advisor
This website provides tools to understand and compare the effect of evidence-based policies and programs on communities. In seconds, Community Health Advisor provides detailed, customized results. These help policymakers determine which policies or programs will have the biggest effect on health and medical costs in their area.
Critical Care Research Center
Our practice-based team at Regions Hospital conducts innovative projects that span the patient care continuum — from the 911 call to the day the patient leaves the hospital. We focus on understanding the work of clinicians in the critical care environment, identifying best practices and exploring innovations in care delivery.
International Diabetes Center
For more than 50 years, our mission has been to ensure that every person with diabetes or at risk for diabetes receives the best possible care. We are known throughout the world for patient education, professional training, research and models for patient-centered care and quality improvement.
We built a family of microsimulation models to inform policy and medical decision-making. These highly detailed analyses involve 14 million realistic individuals with characteristics that reflect the population of the United States. They are used to evaluate the impact of a proposed intervention or policy.