Warrior Centric History Begins with Health Equity Frustrations
The problem was as daunting as it was urgent.
Aha! We Can Tackle It With Population-Based Health Principles
The “aha moment” came in 2008, when Steptoe and a kindred, health equity-driven spirit, Dr. Evelyn Lewis, realized that providing healthcare facilities the tools to deliver better outcomes to a large, DIVERSE population with overlooked needs would also improve care to individuals of ALL socio-economic and ethnic stripes WITHIN that population, thus addressing the health equity issue two ways.
A Decade of Research & Development Births a Business
As a for-profit company, WCH has developed a stable and sustainable business model that will ultimately result in better care, first for Veterans and their families, then—by applying the proven model—to other populations with unique occupational hazards.
The Warrior Centric Health® Timeline
Born in 2008
Inspired to action upon release to Congress of the RAND Report on The Invisible Wounds of War, two military Veterans and healthcare professionals, Ron Steptoe and Dr. Evelyn Lewis, form The Steptoe Group. They begin eight years of intensive research & development to seek solutions for the Veteran Healthcare Crisis.
Research on the health of Veterans and their families continues
Steptoe & Lewis launch research projects with the Department of Defense, focused not just on Veterans, but their families.
The Steptoe Group receives first contract with Walter Reed Army Medical Center, to survey and conduct focus group sessions with patients, caregivers, and providers about culture and clinical topics.
WCH wins Choice Award from American Alliance of Healthcare Providers.
Foundational Curriculums Complete
The Steptoe Group signs two contracts with Walter Reed and Fort Hood, providing the opportunity to do a product demonstration within DoD Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), solidifying the commercial product.
The WCH curriculum becomes part of the official curriculum at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Curriculum accredited for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nursepractitioners, and pharmacists.
First Commercial Clients
Five commercial clients sign contracts with The Steptoe Group.
The Steptoe Group Becomes Warrior Centric Health®
The company takes strides to commercial success, establishing itself as Warrior Centric Health®. The Solution Suite was created consisting of three core elements: Education & Training, Data & Decision Science, and Community Outreach.
WCH continues to build the infrastructure needed to achieve commercial success, bringing on board members, hiring additional professional staff, and advancing its mastery of clinical learning.
20+ State Contract
WCH signs a contract to provide Warrior Centric Health Education & Training solutions for one of the largest U.S. health systems, with hospitals in over 20 states.
A Wide Channel to Commercial Success
WCH becomes an “Awarded Supplier” with Vizient, the nation’s largest member-driven health care performance improvement company.