By Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc., October 8, 2019
The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) today announces Advancing Integrated Models (AIM), a national, multi-site demonstration promoting innovative, person-centered strategies to improve care for adults and children with complex health and social needs. Made possible with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by CHCS, AIM will assist eight health system and provider organizations in designing and piloting novel approaches to integrate care for people with complex needs with a focus on improving health outcomes and fostering health equity.
This multi-site demonstration will accelerate opportunities to align best practice approaches in care delivery for children and adults with complex health and/or social needs, including: (1) complex care management; (2) trauma-informed care; (3) physical and behavioral health integration; and (4) mechanisms to address health-related social needs. While many organizations have implemented one or more of these strategies, few have adopted all and even fewer have effectively aligned these efforts internally or externally with community partners.
“There is enormous energy across the complex care field to implement various strategies to improve health and social service delivery for people with complex needs; however, these strategies are typically siloed in isolated programs,” said Allison Hamblin, MSPH, president and chief executive officer at CHCS. “Advancing Integrated Models seeks to promote greater integration of these approaches and create sustainable partnerships and financing pathways to support this work.”