There is increasing recognition across the United States that the current system fails individuals with the most complex health and social needs, at a tremendous human and financial cost. To see different results in our healthcare system we must deliver care differently: care must be flexible, interdisciplinary, evidence-based, and centered on the needs, goals, and circumstances of the individual.

This is the philosophy behind complex care: a field that brings together diverse sectors, systems, and professions to care for people with complex health and social needs. In communities from Alaska to Puerto Rico, healthcare providers, policymakers, researchers, social workers, and others are using data-driven, person-centered approaches to bring the field of complex care to life.

The National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs serves as a professional home for this diverse group. We’re learning, testing, and scaling what works – building the field of complex care every day.