This resource guide and toolkit, published by the Interfaith Health Program at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in partnership with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) provides strategies to identify and engage faith-based organizationas partners in community health promotion and disease prevention outreach. Designed for both public health… Read more »
rwjf-tag: Partnership lessons
In this article, the authors suggest the development of multisectoral community health business partnership models. Such collaborative efforts are needed by sectors and actors not accustomed to working together. Healthcare executives can play important leadership roles in fostering or supporting such partnerships in local and national arenas where they have influence. The authors develop the… Read more »
This article describes the “Building Blocks Collaborative (BBC)” launched by the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) in California. The program focuses on young children in low income communities and was developed to improve health equity by improving community conditions that affect health and focusing on certain developmental periods in a child’s life. The authors… Read more »
Policymakers have increasingly promoted health services integration to improve quality and efficiency. The US health care safety net, which comprises providers of health care to uninsured, Medicaid, and other vulnerable patients, remains a largely fragmented collection of providers. In this article, authors interviewed leadership from safety net hospitals and community health centers in 5 US… Read more »
This blog post argues that health care systems can benefit from partnering with community-based organizations, especially those that serve older adults and those with chronic health conditions. The post also discusses potential financial benefits and improved health care outcomes that can result from these partnerships.
In 2013, The SCAN Foundation (Foundation) developed Linkage Lab to help bridge the gap between the health care sector and community-based organizations (CBOs) by providing capacity-building support to California CBOs that primarily serve older adults with chronic health conditions and functional limitations. Over a two-year period, six CBOs participated in Linkage Lab, gaining capacity-building skills… Read more »
This paper explores the potential of hospitals to be such hubs by examining the experience of Washington Adventist Hospital (WAH), a community hospital in Maryland. The WAH experience highlights several challenges facing hospitals seeking to be community hubs. In this paper, the authors first describe Maryland’s unique health care financing system, which has helped encourage… Read more »
This report seeks to increase knowledge of shared values and goals and raise awareness of how organizations are working together across the country at the intersection of community development and health. This report examines the following questions: What do community development and health have in common?; How do neighborhood conditions shape health?; How can the… Read more »
This brief highlights the initial efforts of seven states — Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington — that participated in CHCS’ Medicaid ACO Learning Collaborative. These states each have sought to incorporate social services into their existing or emerging Medicaid ACO models. The brief outlines key themes and considerations from these early… Read more »
This study evaluated the effect of a clinic-based screening and referral system (Well Child Care, Evaluation, Community Resources, Advocacy, Referral, Education [WE CARE]) on families’ receipt of community-based resources for unmet basic needs. The authors conducted a cluster randomized controlled trial at 8 urban community health centers, recruiting mothers of healthy infants. In the 4… Read more »
Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age that shape health. This brief provides an overview of social determinants of health and emerging initiatives to address them. It shows: social determinants of health include factors like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, and social… Read more »
In this article, the authors use Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to demonstrate how partnerships between primary pediatric care physicians and community-based organizations can improve health outcomes. A partnership with a legal-aid group and food bank are described and some suggestions on how to establish similar partnerships in other locations are provided. There is a brief… Read more »
This research brief and the project it summarizes represent an effort by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to contribute to that understanding and sharing of information. This research brief provides information on current collaborations between local health departments (LHDs) and community health centers (CHCs) to inform community, state, and national… Read more »
This webpage from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes a case for collaborations between health care, public health, and other stakeholders to identify and address the health needs of communities. The page links to several examples of partnerships.
This report aims to provide the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and other health foundations with a perspective on the emerging intersection of social determinants of health (SDOH), health care systems, and social and other services. These fields intersect in how and what data are collected, and in ways the data are used to improve… Read more »
This paper examines the possibilities and explores how “all in for mission” is the emerging healthcare model, and discusses how some healthcare systems are expanding their focus to address the social determinants of health. The authors use the term “anchor mission” to describe hospital systems that are working to improve the community surrounding their institutions…. Read more »
In this report, the authors provide an in-depth review and rating of tools developed by public health and community experts that cover the steps necessary to meet the new requirements. A team of three community and public health experts and the authors developed a rating sheet based on a well-known community health improvement process model… Read more »
In this article, the authors present a novel 3-lens prescription for using community organizing to treat these determinants in communities of color based on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Communities Creating Healthy Environments initiative, the first national project to combat childhood obesity in communities of color using community organizing strategies. The lenses–Social Justice, Culture-Place, and… Read more »
This report describes that how, after Accountable Care Organizations, the next evolution is to focus on community and population health to lower the incidence of disease overall and improve quality of life for may individuals at once. This requires data that can see outside the clinical setting to capture outcomes for a total geographically defined… Read more »
This toolkit was developed by the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP). ACAP convened a collaborative of ACAP-member health plans to focus on improving integration of behavioral and physical health services. This toolkit reflects project planning process, lists the resources provided to collaborative plans, and summarizes a subset of ACAP-member health plan projects, whether already… Read more »
This paper reviews some of the individual and collective impacts that physical health, behavioral health, and social determinants have on individuals and the US health system; examines how collaborative care models can help to improve outcomes and lower costs; discusses challenges to implementing integrated care; and suggests implications and opportunities for health plans and states.
This fact sheet outlines strategies to help Medicaid officials encourage partnerships between community-based organizations and health care organizations, including financial, metrics, incentives, and policy levers.
This post describes five key areas — data, ecosystems, service design, organization and innovation — were identified by health and human service agency leaders to fuel better interventions faster, place people at the center, shift ingrained mindsets and more, all of which will lead to enhanced services for constituents.
This report describes a partnership between Nemours Children’s Health System and Maryland, Oregon, and Washington, to test how Medicaid payment authorities and new payment models could be used to support interventions to address the social determinants of health using a previously developed Medicaid Roadmap. This report illustrates the possibilities for using current Medicaid authority to… Read more »
This report describes the Healthy Outcomes Initiative, which explored how community-based human services organizations can partner and integrate with health systems, insurers, and government to propel large-scale improvements in the health of America’s communities. Nonprofits and other community-based human services organizations are needed to provide the basic building blocks for health.
This report provides case studies on partnerships between community-based human services and health care. The case studies illustrate the potential for diverse and effective models between CBOs and health care organizations. They provide important lessons for how successful partnerships deliver services, share information, secure funding, engage their communities, and evaluate success. The following traits of… Read more »
This report is a case study of the Eastern Virginia Care Transitions Partnerships. The partnership in southeastern Virginia was designed to reduce hospital readmissions and improve quality of care among older adults and those with complex illness through an evidence-based care transition model and in-home assessments. This unique collaborative effort was a large-scale partnership including… Read more »
This issue brief outlines ways in which Medicaid can support integrated strategies and, based on telephone interviews with key informants, profiles three current initiatives that illustrate distinctly different approaches to linking Medicaid and supportive housing. The three initiatives include one launched by a city (Philadelphia), one by a state (Louisiana), and one by a Medicaid… Read more »
This report describes a public health and community-based partnership in Kentucky which reduced the rate of pre-term births, and decreased Child and Protective Services encounters. Lessons learned from this partnership were that: collaboration and leadership are key; cultural change is required for reform; and Medicaid funding rules limit funding to non-first-time-mothers.
This is a case study of a Provider Performing System (PPS) in New York State. New York is one of the first states to participate in the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) initiative, a new federal program that aims to improve healthcare quality for Medicaid patients. The PPS, Albany Medical Center, called on Accenture… Read more »
This report had two objectives: 1) To determine if there is a business case for the population health investments made by health plans and large provider organizations; and, if so, 2) To understand how business interests inform decision-making and affect the outcomes of population health investments. The author conducted an exploratory study composed of a… Read more »
This brief is intended to ground health care advocates on social determinants of health (SDOH) basics and describe ways Medicaid, in partnership with the health plans and providers that deliver public coverage benefits, can improve the health of enrollees by addressing the SDOH. It provides background and highlights resources that can support advocacy efforts to… Read more »
This article analyzed the strategic frameworks of 33 conversion foundations from throughout the US that have a reputation for addressing social and economic issues through interviews with foundation leaders. Authors identified five strategic pathways for improving social and economic condition that ranged from improving existing institutions to changing who has political power, and argue that… Read more »
This brief profiles and classifies community partnership initiatives to understand common challenges and identifies solutions. The authors identified five common challenges: inadequate strategies to sustain cost-savings, improvement, and funding; lack of accurate and timely measurement of return on investment; lack of mechanisms to share potential savings between health care and social services providers; lack of… Read more »
This report explores the many ways that states are collaborating across agencies to improve population health while accomplishing reciprocal goals in areas like transportation and education. It provides important lessons on how cross-sector partnerships can successfully advance health outcomes through empowering local communities, facilitating cross-sector learning and collaboration, supporting data-sharing, and cultivating cross-sector leadership. A… Read more »
The report describes findings from a research project in which focus group and interview participants from New York City-based hospitals, Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program Performing Provider Systems (PPSs), and community-based organizations (CBOs) discuss partnering experiences, processes, successes, and challenges. Although the research focused on New York City partnerships, the findings are broadly… Read more »
This article describes a strategy adopted by Baylor Scott & White Health to reduce rising rates of emergency department use and inpatient hospitalizations in an underserved Dallas community that is home to many people with low socioeconomic status. Baylor Scott & White partnered with the Dallas Park and Recreation Department to create a level-three primary… Read more »
This press release announces new research released by WellCare Health Plans, Inc. and the University of South Florida and published in The American Journal of Accountable Care that examined how WellCare CommUnity Liaisons, a new social-support person role, effectively used their own personal experiences to provide social support to study participants (callers) experiencing a broad… Read more »
This report presents the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Institute to Tackle Barriers to Healthcare Access, a new subsidiary of BCBS that was created to address the social and environmental factors that greatly influence health and health outcomes.
The New York Human Services Council (HSC) convened the Commission on Valuebased Care to examine and inform the State’s health care reform efforts with a human services CBO lens. Over the course of a year, this group of leaders with experience and expertise spanning government, health care, philanthropy, academia, and human services explored areas including… Read more »