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.
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 review is an initial exploration of team development within effective integrated primary and behavioral healthcare teams. Six integrated teams in safety net primary care settings were interviewed on the development of the clinical team.
This brief from JSI and the Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net illustrates five key insights related to program design and evaluation from the productive partnership between the Partnership HealthPlan of California and local community health centers to create a care coordination (CCM) program.
This case study report provides an in-depth look at the workforce configuration of Cherokee Health Systems, a Federally Qualified Health Center and a Community Mental Health Center with a mission to “improve the quality of life for [their] patients through the blending of primary care, behavioral health and prevention services.”