The significance of trauma has become an increasingly accepted tenet of complex care. While there is general agreement on the core principles of trauma-informed care and that trauma can negatively impact an individual’s health and wellbeing, our March 2019 webinar and April 2019 Office Hours for Complex Care focused on how to apply trauma-informed approaches in a variety of settings.
Healthcare innovators across the country are pioneering new approaches to provide better care at lower cost for people with complex health and social needs. Advancing the field of complex care and dramatically improving care delivery for the nation’s most vulnerable patients, however, cannot be achieved by one organization alone. The recently released Blueprint for Complex Care provides a strategic plan to unite the broad set of individuals and organizations experimenting with innovative care models and advance opportunities to further advance the field.
We all know that getting medical care is a key component to being healthy, and that being able to get to medical appointments is a key component to receiving medical care. However, each year, almost 4 million individuals miss medical appointments due to transportation issues, such as lack of vehicle access, lack of reliable or accessible public transportation or transportation costs.