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.
A new blog 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.
The Delta Center convened grantees from 12 states at our fourth convening for state primary care associations and behavioral health state associations in Princeton, NJ, in October 2019. Grantees discussed successes, challenges and innovations in adopting value-based payment and care.
In partnership with the National Council for Behavioral Health, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) released a new report examining the the successes and challenges associated with implementing value-based payment in Medicaid behavioral health care.
Earlier this year, the Delta Center conducted a Safari Visit to Compass Health Network, just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. The intent of the Safari Visit was to use the strength of peer-to-peer sharing as a technical assistance tool by allowing attendees to see and hear about a concrete demonstration of how primary care and behavioral health collaboration and sustainable payment is being done.
Community health centers and community behavioral health organizations exist in a complex ecosystem. Partnerships can help these providers to thrive while providing quality care, but building partnerships can also be an adaptive challenge requiring changes in values and attitudes. “Soft” skills become essential, whether in truly understanding partners’ priorities, creating “productive disequilibrium” to bring about change, or reframing requests to get a different result.