This brief from the Commonwealth Foundation profiles and classifies current community-level initiatives to integrate the activities of disparate social service organizations with local healthcare delivery systems. Cross-sector community partnerships are categorized in four dimensions, and five common challenges are identified: inadequate strategies to sustain cost-savings, improvement, and funding; lack of accurate and timely measurement of...

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A toolkit from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) on screening for social correlates of health in the clinical setting. The toolkit includes example screening tools for social correlates of health from AccessHealth Spartanburg, OneCare Vermont, Redwood Community Health Coalition, ThedaCare, and Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. The toolkit also includes a brief that...

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An in-depth evaluation from the RAND Corporation of Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ “Housing for Health” program. Housing for Health is a Housing First-style program that was established to provide supportive housing to people with complex medical and behavioral health issues who were experiencing homelessness. RAND found that clients’ use of public services,...

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A December 2017 report from the National Governors Association, which since 2013 has worked with 10 states and one territory, providing technical assistance to develop state-level solutions for complex care populations. This roadmap guides state leaders in establishing and advancing complex care programs, including lessons learned from NGA’s work with states, effective practices gleaned from...

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