This brief summarizes key challenges faced by the rural ambulatory safety net in delivering primary care and behavioral health services since COVID-19 and the policy changes that have been implemented in response to those challenges. It also offers state-level policy recommendations to improve rural-specific primary care and behavioral health care through sustaining and supporting the movement towards telehealth, addressing social needs, and advancing value-based payment and care.
This resource page from the California Improvement Network (CIN), launched in June 2018, consists of a short list of relevant and timely resources to help health care organizations in this complex endeavor, regardless of the organization’s history of effort and investment.
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.
For our most recent Delta Center convening, the Center for Care Innovations compiled favorite methods for designing and conducting trainings and events. These methods are fundamental examples of our own human-centered design practice.
This toolkit was created for clinics, practices, and health systems focused on improving care coordination by transforming the way they manage patient referrals and transitions. Providing coordinated care is an essential feature of any patient-centered medical home (PCMH)— and one that can be challenging to implement. This toolkit was developed to make it easier.
Although high performing primary care practices vary in size, resources, staffing, and populations served they exhibit surprising similarity in how they provide high quality, accessible, and patient-centered health care.
A website developed as a resource for practice facilitators as they work with practices to improve care quality, using the principles set out in the Safety Net Medical Initiative's Framework for Practice Transformation.