This brief describes four key lessons that i2i Center for Integrative Health and the North Carolina Community Health Center Association learned about consumer and family engagement through facilitating a collaborative process to develop recommendations for North Carolina Medicaid about how to design and implement the new care management program to equitably meet the needs of patients and families.
The Community Health Care Association of New York State and New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare leveraged their existing relationship developed under the Delta Center grant to create a unified voice to influence the state's telehealth policy.
Health centers are strongly positioned to achieve the Triple Aim – improved patient experience and population health, with reduced total health system costs per capita – within low-income and underserved populations nationwide.
This white paper from the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (HCP-LAN) updates its framework for accelerating the transition in the health care system from a fee for service payment model to one that pays providers for quality care, improved health, and lower costs and its application to primary care teams.
Some health centers have been using the National Association of Community Health Center (NACHC) Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE) tool to document SDH data.
Dr. Thomas Bodenheimer and colleagues propose that the goal embodied in the Triple Aim of improving the health of populations, enhancing the patient experience of care, and reducing the per capita cost of health care be joined by a fourth goal, improving the work life of health care providers, including clinicians and staff as a way to address burnout and coming shortages of personnel.
In this brief, we describe the process by which primary care associations and behavioral health state associations built and strengthened their partnerships during Phase 1 of the Delta Center's State Action and Learning Collaborative, and offer high-level recommendations for other PCAs and BHSAs that seek to develop partnerships to advance policy and practice.
Many hospital systems grapple with their role in combating the history of racism to promote equity. This new informational brief begins with a background on the impact of structural racism on patients, providers, and the community and a description of a workstream to combat structural racism for America’s Essential Hospitals and its members. It concludes with a description of twelve activities hospitals already perform to combat racism and three actions similar associations are undertaking.