This brief offers strategies for PCAs and BHSAs to engage state legislators by navigating political dynamics, building champions, and engaging consumers. The insights are drawn from discussions that took place during a session on legislative engagement at the Delta Center Convening held in New Mexico.
This graphic novel comes from the Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs, a Delta Center alumnus, and offers a consumer’s perspective on the Rapid Engagement approach to behavioral health.
This toolkit from Bailit Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health & Value Strategies program details approaches states are taking through their Medicaid managed care (MMC) programs to address health-related social needs. Featuring profiles from 16 states, the toolkit is intended to be used by states to develop managed care procurements or update and operationalize key contract provisions.
This New Mexico convening takeaway outlines a comprehensive framework for understanding the various domains used in social health integration by organizations addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). The overview of the framework is followed by a list of resources for grantees to learn more about the different Health Care System Activities.
The Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs led a multi-stakeholder planning process and engaging people with lived experience to design and launch a Rapid Engagement pilot in Oregon. Rapid Engagement is a system transformation project designed to remove barriers to access outpatient behavioral health services using a trauma-informed and person-centered approach.
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.
This Health Affairs blog post describes an emerging strategy of health funders to develop long-term collaborative relationships with their peers to tackle complex health and health care challenges, focusing on a partnership between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Episcopal Health Foundation to advance safety-net payment reform in Texas.
The Choosing Health Equity toolkit offers recommendations and resources for advocates, researchers and other stakeholders to promote health equity. The tool includes stakeholder-specific guides and a resource directory to inform decision-making processes throughout the cycle of health care research, policy development and practice.