Drawing on key learnings from our collaborative and community information exchange projects, this white paper provides a starting point for healthcare institutions to address power imbalances in healthcare payment structures, build a more equitable, community-centered reimbursement, funding and incentive systems, and shift resources to include upstream, preventive interventions.
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Can Hospitals and Clinics Spread Social Health Integration Faster and Better? Results of an 18-Month Collaborative Says They Can.
We set out to explore and understand how to both improve and spread these existing pilots – operationally and financially. Two years later, we’ve reached the end of the Collaborative to Advance Social Health Integration (CASHI), a community of 21 innovative primary care teams and community partners across the country committed to increasing the number of people who have the essential resources they need to be healthy.
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Our Chief Clinical Officer Damon Francis contributed to this new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation outlining initiatives to ensure everyone has a fair and just opportunity to live the healthiest life possible - including making health care institutions more equitable and improving social conditions in communities.
While most health systems embrace a proactive approach to social determinants of health, identifying the true health needs of a community and addressing those through cost-effective interventions can be daunting. This case study illustrates how three Baltimore-area hospitals drive their population health agenda by including the community in program design and systems of accountability.
"I know addressing essential needs is the right thing to do. But how do I prove value?" It's a question we field frequently at Health Leads — and this podcast from the 2019 ACHI Conference captures panelists' insights on the many ways healthcare and social service providers are partnering to drive value in their communities.