This brief describes describes four key outcomes of the first phase of the Delta Center, which funded 12 state teams for its first cohort of the State Learning & Action Collaborative. Relationships built through the Delta Center helped support the safety net’s initial response to COVID-19 and will continue to contribute to greater alignment between primary care and behavioral health in future policy and practice changes.
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.
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 grantee spotlight highlights the achievements of the Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs (AOCMHP) and Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) as part of the Delta Center's 2018–2020 State Learning & Action Collaborative.
Advancing payment and delivery reform in the ambulatory safety net in rural areas presents unique challenges and will require solutions specific to this context, for both primary care and behavioral health.
In 2017, health centers in Washington worked with the Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers (WACMHC) and Washington State Medicaid (Health Care Authority or HCA) to launch a capitated FQHC APM that incorporates quality metrics.
To assist health center finance and accounting staff in preparing for the transition to value-based payment and care, the Delta Center, with the help of Capital Link, hosted a series of webinar trainings on Understanding Your Costs in an Evolving Payment Environment. This is the first of four webinars.