Funder: Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit

April 2016 | Fact Sheet


The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is working with innovative programs across the country that are testing new models of care for low-income, high-utilizing populations with complex medical, behavioral health, and social needs. These programs include an array of approaches — coordinated at the state, health plan, or provider level — to address individuals’ health issues, as well as underlying social factors, in order to improve health and cost outcomes.

Through CHCS’ extensive work in this area and feedback from others in the field, we have identified programs across the United States that focus on providing care to individuals with the highest need. While not exhaustive, the following map and chart provide an initial inventory of innovative complex care efforts. The list, which includes programs at varying stages of development, will be updated periodically as the field continues to expand.