Healthcare Innovation and Thought Leadership







As a healthcare leader, Centene is committed to improving the health of our communities through research, education, technology, and customized treatment. This is an innovative and transformative time in healthcare, and Centene utilizes cutting-edge technology and advanced research methods to provide the best possible care for our members while empowering our provider network.

Realizing Real-World Change with the Centene Center for Health Transformation™

Cutting-edge research and insights from the Centene Center for Health Transformation™ — a unique partnership between Centene, the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University — is showing us new ways to effect positive change in the millions of individuals we serve.

Centene Center for Health Transformation

The Centene Center for Health TransformationTM creates an intersection between Centene’s insights on managed care and the research and evaluation expertise of the Brown School and the Center for Advanced Hindsight. By interpreting the science of behavior change and developing practical strategies and interventions that result in sustainable health behavior change, the Centene Center is positioned to improve the effectiveness of healthcare delivery while influencing positive health outcomes and reducing the economic burdens of poor health on individuals and society.

The Centene Center is currently working with Centene’s Louisiana, Missouri and Florida health plans to evaluate the impact peer coaches have on reducing childhood obesity, specifically dietary and activity habits. The Centene Center is also looking beyond the instruction that members receive about healthy behaviors to learn how neighbors, family members, and friends can influence and work together for better health outcomes.


The Next Generation of Healthcare Technology

Over time, we have employed an investment strategy targeting the best systems, products, tools and technology designed to increase our capability to collect and analyze data and insights. Centene is not just shaping, but leading the digital transformation of healthcare. We are creating a world-class experience for stakeholders, including members, providers and investors. 


Centene’s continued success is largely due to the innovative ideas of its employees. Centene’s SPARK campaign is an innovation challenge that gives employees the opportunity to introduce ideas and solutions to better serve our members and providers.