In this Phase 1 evaluation report, we describe the progress that state associations have made towards advancing VBP/C in the safety net, some of the effects of COVID-19 on Delta Center state association plans and activities, state association staff perspectives on the Delta Center, and recommendations for Phase 2 of the Delta Center.
On May 18-19, 2021, the Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net held its first convening of Phase II. During the two-day virtual convening, state association teams came together to learn about each other’s project goals and ideal outcomes, hear insights from Phase I teams, and build a shared understanding of racial equity, consumer partnerships, and behavioral health and primary care integration.
The Delta Center is excited to announce that it has awarded six grants totaling over $1.6 million to primary care and behavioral health state associations nationwide, as part of its second cohort of the State Learning & Action Collaborative. The second cohort expands the initiative’s reach to eight additional states, increasing the Delta Center’s impact.
The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net is pleased to announce that eight alumni grants have been awarded to states that participated in the 2018–2020 State Learning & Action Collaborative. The alumni grant is an opportunity for state associations to continue meaningful advancement of their collaborative policy and practice work and to engage with the new cohort of grantees that will be kicking off in May 2021.
This Call for Proposals (CFP) invites teams made up of PCAs and BHSAs to apply for a 27-month, $240,000 grant to complete a project that advances policy and/or practice change in their state, and to participate in a learning community of eight PCA/BHSA grantee teams from a diverse set of states.
The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net recently announced three additional years of support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to continue the initiative, and will release a Call for Proposals for new states (teams made up of PCAs and BHSAs) to join the collaborative in late October.
The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net held a sixth and final convening virtually on July 22, 2020. This occasion allowed us to honor, recognize, and reflect on the Delta Center journey over the past two years. Grantees and coaches highlighted state teams’ accomplishments, shared learnings, and reflected on how goals had shifted in the wake of a novel public health emergency.
The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net held a virtual convening on May 4, 2020. Like so many others, the Delta Center’s path has been altered by COVID-19, but the ultimate goal of building and supporting a unified, thriving, and financially sustainable safety net remains and is more important than ever.
Based on work with 12 primary care associations (PCAs) through the Delta Center, this blog post outlines three key policy steps to help health centers survive in the short term and thrive beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
A strong safety net is more important than ever. Our thoughts are with community health centers and behavioral health organizations on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis and with the individuals and families impacted by this pandemic. Our COVID-19 page has resources from our partners and other organizations.