The Delta Center recognizes the important role state and national associations play in supporting community health centers, which serve over 28 million people, and community behavioral health providers, which serve over 10 million people nationwide. The ultimate aim of the Delta Center is to cultivate health policy and a care system that are both more equitable and better meet the needs of individuals and families.
Delta Center goals are to:
- Foster collaboration and collective action between primary care and behavioral health at the national, state, and local levels.
- Build the knowledge & ability of state associations to ensure that changes in incentives and care systems meet the goals and needs of individuals and families.
- Elevate insights for the field and for state and national decision makers to influence systems change.
The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net (Delta Center) was launched in January 2018 with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and is led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI). The Delta Center brings together strategic partners including the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (MacColl), the National Association for Community Health Centers (NACHC), and the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council). In the first phase of the project, the Center for Care Innovations (CCI) was also a partner.
About Delta Center Partners
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is a health care consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities in the US and around the globe. JSI partners with clients to develop flexible, innovative approaches that solve complex public health problems. For over 35 years, JSI has worked at local, county, state, and national levels on advancing safety-net sustainability and supporting more efficient, effective, and equitable health systems.
The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation
The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation bridges the worlds of health services research and health care delivery to inform and improve both. The MacColl Center is a research organization located within the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute that shares its commitment to publicly available practical research. Launched in 1992, the Center was named for a pioneering Group Health physician and leader, William “Sandy” MacColl. The MacColl Center collaborates with a wide variety of organizations; develops practical research, tools, and models with global reach; and maintains a commitment to excellent, patient-centered care for all.
National Association of Community Health Centers
Founded in 1971, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) serves as the national health care advocacy organization for America’s medically underserved and uninsured and the community health centers that serve as their health care home. NACHC works in conjunction with state and regional primary care associations, health center controlled networks and other public and private sector organizations to expand health care access to all in need.
The National Council for Behavioral Health
The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with our 2,900 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. The National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and more than 1 million Americans have been trained.
A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association, the National Council for Behavioral Health’s mission is to advance our members’ ability to deliver integrated health care.