What is a Community Care Hub? Why is this model part of an important evolution toward achieving an equitable health and social care ecosystem? Join the Partnership and health and social care sector leaders for an upcoming webinar series to dive into these topics.
Join the Partnership for a Webinar Series, Community Care Hubs: Making Social Care Happen
The Partnership to Align Social Care is a cross-sector effort to co-design a multi-faceted strategy to enable successful partnerships between healthcare organizations and networks of CBOs, or Community Care Hubs (CCHs).
But, what is a Community Care Hub? Why is this model part of an important evolution toward achieving an equitable health and social care ecosystem? The Partnership and health and social care sector leaders recently hosted a series of webinars that dive into these and other important topics. All recordings and presentations are available from those events, and we encourage you to catch up and share this information with interested colleagues!
- Webinar 1: Cultivating Community Care Hubs: An Evolving Model to Improve Alignment between Health and Social Care Services outlines the important role of a CCH and provides examples from the field. (Recording and slides)
- Webinar 2: Integrating Community Care Hubs into Efforts to Address SDOH: A Playbook for State Medicaid Agencies, details the recent collaboration between Manatt Health and the Partnership to Align Social Care to create a resource for state Medicaid agencies and others seeking to partner with Community Care Hubs (CCHs) to integrate community-based organizations (CBOs) more effectively into their social drivers of health (SDOH) initiatives. The full playbook is available to download at https://www.partnership2asc.org/medicaidplaybook2022/ along with the webinar recording and slides.
- Webinar 3: Leveraging Multi-Payer Partnerships with Community Care Hubs to Build Equitable Health and Social Care Ecosystems, highlights opportunities to blend and braid multiple funding sources to support Community Care Hub capacity and service delivery and make the business case for the CCH model. (Recording and slides)
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.
Partnership Leaders Featured on Bright Spots in Healthcare Podcast
On October 20, Partnership Co-Chairs June Simmons and Tim McNeill, along with health plan and system industry leaders, joined the Bright Spots in Healthcare Podcast to discuss the value of co-designing health and social care.
During the conversation, Partnership Co-Chairs and healthcare thought leaders discussing integrating social care into healthcare delivery and the need for the organized delivery of social care services along with care coordination through a multi-stakeholder health and social care ecosystem, as part of a whole-person approach to health.
The full video recording is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LInsgUc8wxM&t=21s
Featured Panelists and Partnership to Align Social Care Members:
- Sherry Novick, Community Health Lead, Social Health Practice, Kaiser Permanente
- Ji Im, Senior Director for Community and Population Health, CommonSpirit Health
- June Simmons, CEO and President, Partners in Care Foundation
- Tim McNeill, COO, Freedmen’s Health