resource Introducing the Blueprint for Complex Care: Opportunities to Advance the Field

Date and Time: January 22, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Health care innovators across the country are pioneering new approaches to provide better care at lower cost for people with complex health and social needs. Advancing the field of complex care and dramatically improving care delivery for the nation’s most vulnerable patients, however, cannot… Read more »

January 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 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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 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
news 2018 in Review: CHCS’ Top 10 Publications

In 2018, CHCS published a wide range of publications focused on advancing innovations in health care delivery for low-income Americans. We invite you to explore some of our most popular publications of the last year. We look forward to continuing our work with you in 2019! Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations – This… Read more »

January 2019
resource New Faces of the Complex Care Workforce: Reflecting and Connecting with Patients

An exciting trend in complex care is how its workforce has evolved to better address patient needs. Today, organizations increasingly recognize the value of employing individuals who share experiences with the patients they serve, and who can provide a more personal approach to engagement and care coordination. Those experiencing substance use disorder, homelessness, and/or mental… Read more »

news New Report Explores How Managed Care Contracts and § 1115 Demonstrations Address Social Determinants of Health

Washington, D.C., November 13, 2018 – The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) and the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) today released a report that surveys the ways in which states use Medicaid managed care contracts and state § 1115 demonstrations to address social determinants of health (SDOH). The outsized influence that social determinants… Read more »

December 2018