Adults with complex health needs — sometimes referred to as “super-utilizers” or “high-need, high-cost patients” — often have multiple physical and/or behavioral health conditions, as well as significant social needs, and account for a disproportionate share of health care spending. CHCS works with programs across the country to advance innovative care models designed to improve outcomes and control costs.
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Integrating Community Health Workers into Care Teams: Lessons from the Field
Caring for people with complex medical and social needs requires a holistic person-centered approach that recognizes non-medical factors such as housing, transportation, food insecurity, and social supports. To help patients address these underlying needs, many provider organizations are tapping the unique skill set of community health workers (CHWs). CHWs typically have shared lived experience and… Read more »
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