resource Opportunities for Complex Care Programs to Address the Social Determinants of Health

Traditionally, payers, policymakers, and consumers have looked to the health care system to improve health outcomes. More recently, however, attention has shifted toward a broader approach that includes cross-sector collaboration to address the social, economic, and environmental factors impacting individual and population health, and providing opportunities to improve health equity. This brief explores opportunities to… Read more »

February 2019
resource Building the Business Case and Value-Based Payment Models for Enhanced Medication Management

Date and Time: March 1, 2019 1:00-2:30 PM ET For people with complex health and social needs who also have complicated drug regimens, pharmacists can provide patient-centered, enhanced medication management services in coordination with other providers aimed at reducing risks and improving outcomes. However, due to many pharmacy and drug services being carved out from… Read more »

March 2019
resource Using Health Homes to Integrate Care for Dually Eligible Individuals: Washington State’s Experiences

To provide more integrated, coordinated care for its residents who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, Washington State is operating a demonstration under the Financial Alignment Initiative offered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This health home-based, managed fee-for-service demonstration carefully targets dually eligible beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions and high costs…. Read more »

February 2019
resource Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma

As trauma-informed care continues to gain traction, more and more providers are beginning to screen patients for exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma. However, variation exists regarding when and how to screen in both adult and pediatric populations. This technical assistance tool offers various approaches and considerations for screening adults and children for… Read more »

February 2019
resource What Makes an Early Childhood Medicaid Partnership Work? Insights from Three Cross-Sector Collaborations

Early childhood development has a dramatic effect on future adult populations, as the brain experiences its most rapid growth from ages 0-3. Medicaid covers nearly half of all children ages 0-5, putting it in a unique position to improve future population health by supporting early childhood interventions. Such interventions should address physical health and mental… Read more »

January 2019
resource Project ECHO: Policy Pathways for Sustainability

Project ECHO is a telehealth mentoring program that enhances workforce capacity in underserved areas by providing community-based primary care providers with the knowledge to manage patients with complex conditions. As of January 2019, it is operating from more than 150 hubs in 45 states and addressing 100 complex conditions — in addition to an increasing… Read more »

January 2019
resource Understanding and Addressing Medication Complexity

Taking five or medications daily is part of everyday life for 29 percent of the U.S. population. For individuals with complex health and social needs, that number may jump to as many as 15-20 medications daily. Despite these numbers, there is scant guidance available to help people navigate complicated drug regimens — an issue that… Read more »

January 2019
resource Blueprint for Complex Care: 11 Opportunities to Strengthen the Field

The United States spends more on health care than any other industrialized nation, and much of that spending is concentrated on a small percentage of individuals with complex health and social needs. The Blueprint for Complex Care aims to drive a collective strategy for advancing the field of care that serves this population. This infographic… Read more »

January 2019
resource Integrating Principles of Social Determinants of Health, Trauma-Informed Care, and Motivational Interviewing into Pharmacy Practice

 Individuals with complex health and social needs often have a complicated drug regimens, which can lead to frustration, confusion, and even worse health if not followed correctly. In this webinar, Jim Slater, PharmD, executive director of Pharmacy Services at CareOregon, and Paul Carson, training and development specialist at CareOregon, discussed how pharmacists can play… Read more »

January 2019
resource Addressing Medication Complexity Through Community-Based Strategies

With 29 percent of Americans taking five or more medications daily, and 119,000 deaths annually occurring from prescription medication-related issues, it is important to look at medication complexity — a little discussed topic. This infographic illustrates the issue and outlines community-based approaches to address it, such as developing risk algorithms to identify at-risk patients and… Read more »

January 2019