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 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.
To provide the best possible care to patients and thrive in new payment environments, community health centers (CHCs) and community behavioral health organizations (CBHOs)— two pillars of the safety net—are redesigning their workflows, infrastructure, and partnerships.
As the first and only health center-led Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in California, and one of a growing number of provider-led safety-net ACOs nationwide, Redwood Community Care Organization (RCCO) is an example of an early foray into accountable care in the safety net.
This case study examines the participation of Northpoint Health and Wellness Center in the Hennepin Health ACO. Northpoint is a prominent example of a health center collaborating with key stakeholders to form a social ACO.
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 case study examines how the Community Health Network of Washington (CHNW), an alliance of 19 health centers across Washington State, formed and operates the Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), one of the first health-center governed health plans in the country.
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.