A recently released Health Affairs article, Improving Health And Well-Being Through Community Care Hubs, details the importance of developing, supporting, and investing in multistakeholder collaborations to address social drivers of health.
Health Affairs Blog Highlights Role of Community Care Hubs in Improving Health and Well-Being
A recently released Health Affairs article, Improving Health And Well-Being Through Community Care Hubs, authored by a cohort of federal agency employees, details the importance of developing, supporting, and investing in multistakeholder collaborations to address social drivers of health. In particular, the authors point to the Partnership to Align Social Care, a national learning and action network, and its role to convene leaders across CBOs, health plans and systems, national associations, philanthropy, and federal agencies to co-design a multifaceted strategy to enable successful partnerships among health care organizations and hubs. Read the blog and more resources about Community Care Hubs at www.partnership2asc.org/cch-resources.
The Partnership and Manatt Health Launch Playbook for State Medicaid Agencies Seeking to Partner with CBO Hubs
Research demonstrates personal behaviors, physical environments and socioeconomic factors—commonly referred to as the social drivers of health (SDOH)—are responsible for 80 percent of health outcomes. Individuals enrolled in Medicaid experience disproportionate rates of complex health and social needs. As such, state Medicaid agencies are increasingly looking beyond the health care system for solutions to improve health outcomes and achieve value.
A new one-of-a-kind resource—prepared by Manatt Health in collaboration with the Partnership to Align Social Care, and with support from The SCAN Foundation—intends to help state Medicaid agencies seeking to partner with CBO networks and Community Care Hubs in the design and implementation of SDOH initiatives.
Working with Community Care Hubs to Address Social Drivers of Health: A Playbook for State Medicaid Agencies aims to help state Medicaid leaders and other stakeholders:
- Identify opportunities for state Medicaid agencies to partner with networks of community-based organizations (CBOs) and Community Care Hubs (CCHs) to address SDOH;
- Introduce state Medicaid leaders to the key functions of CCHs, and provide practical advice on how state Medicaid agencies can collaborate with CCHs;
- Highlight strategies to overcome existing challenges around establishing and building sustainable relationships between CBOs and health care organizations; and
- Feature practical examples, tips and links to materials used to support SDOH and CCH efforts in communities across the country.