Take your social needs program to the next level — join the Collaborative to Advance Social Health Integration (CASHI) by March 28!

Healthcare systems are increasingly adopting social needs programs, but many still struggle to systematically sustain and spread approaches to addressing patients’ essential health needs.

In this interactive, 18-month learning program care teams will learn effective strategies for improving patients’ social support and strengthen and expand their existing social health interventions. The program starts with a virtual Orientation Webinar on April 18, 2018 from 3:30-4:30 pm EST and continues with a series of face-to-face meetings, virtual learning sessions, action calls and site visits.

Facilitated by Health Leads, CASHI will bring together up to 20 hospitals and health centers across the nation. Participating organizations will:

  • Learn from faculty on the leading edge of social health integration
  • Drive improvement through coaching, custom resources and peer support
  • Plan and execute spread of successful strategies
  • Develop strong aims and measurement strategies for social needs programs
  • Create a business case to encourage investment and sustainability

CASHI is designed for executive leadership and primary care teams at hospitals and health centers providing care to underserved communities. Partners should demonstrate a history of addressing patients’ essential resource needs and strong commitment from leadership to spread effective strategies to new sites and make a business case to support this expansion. Selected teams will receive a $10,000 stipend to enable full participation and help mitigate anticipated costs.

To learn more, including collaborative goals, measures of success, meeting dates, and stipend details, download the CASHI Charter. For questions about key drivers of success and recommended changes and strategies, please refer to the CASHI Change Package.

Submit Your Application

Space is limited–applications are due by 12pm EST on March 28, 2018.

The CASHI application contains two parts:

  • a program self-assessment (survey)
  • a set of short answer questions to be completed and emailed back to us at cashi@healthleadsusa.org.

The entire application may take up to 60 minutes to complete. Our hope is to gain a deep understanding of your current social needs intervention, your plans to spread, and your interest in and capacity to build a financial business case to sustain your intervention.

The short answer portion of the application will be emailed to you upon completion of the self assessment. For an example set of questions, refer here.

Additional Information

Have questions about the program? Wondering if the collaborative is right for your organization?  View a recording of our Informational Webinar by filling out the form below. Or feel free to email our team with any questions!







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