President and Chief Executive Officer
Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value
Karen van Caulil, Ph.D. joined the Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value, formerly known as the Florida Health Care Coalition, in 2011 as the President and Chief Executive Officer. Previous positions included the Director of Healthcare Planning at the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine, the Executive Director of the Health Council of East Central Florida, and the founding Project Director of the Primary Care Access Network.
Karen teaches graduate level courses in health services administration and health informatics and lectures frequently on a wide array of topics in the healthcare field. Karen serves on numerous state, regional and national boards and committees that address quality of care, patient safety, healthcare delivery and payment reform. She is the Vice Chair of Florida’s Consumer Health Information and Policy Analysis Advisory Council, charged by the legislature with overseeing the State’s transparency efforts including implementation of the state’s all payer claims database.
Karen graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biology and completion of the “Science, Technology and Human Values” degree program. Karen completed a US Public Health Service Traineeship and a Master of Science in Public Health in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She obtained an interdisciplinary Doctorate in Public Affairs (Health, Public Administration, Criminal Justice and Social Work) from the University of Central Florida.
With each challenge that came at us in 2020, we were allowed to learn and to adapt, and think outside the box.
Mental health and addressing vaccine hesitancy.
Our Cancer Navigation program was able to help participants fully understand and use all available employer resources and benefits so they could access care at the right time and the right place at the right cost, secured financial assistance when they needed it, and kept them out of the ER and hospital.
Inpatient hospital, ER, and drug spend.
Working hard to get the collaborative care model fully implemented in Florida. Integrating behavioral health into primary care.
Focusing on Total Person Health. Total Person Health focuses on the interplay of multiple bio-psychosocial dimensions of individuals across the spectrum of health status and health intervention to meet them where they are on a more personalized basis, recognizing diversity within populations. Total Person Health strategic interventions have outperformed (clinically and financially) efforts that have been more one-dimensional.
Telebehavioral health took off and has been a lifesaver, literally!
We saw that high-value care can be delivered outside the expensive hospital setting. Virtually and at-home, with excellent patient outcomes at a much-reduced cost.