Complex Care Ecosystem Diagram As noted in the Blueprint for Complex Care, local connectivity is essential in order to create and maintain coordinated systems of care for individuals with complex health and social needs. The National Center launched the regional convenings project to catalyze local complex care ecosystems across the country by facilitating information sharing and collaboration on a regional level.

Each year, the National Center holds an open request for proposal (RFP) process to select host organizations to hold a regional convening in their community. The National Center provides financial and logistical support, as well as access to national subject matter experts, to help host organizations gather local stakeholders to address a barrier to person-centered, integrated care.

The 2021 cohort includes five organizations working to improve care from New York to Washington State. This cohort’s convenings will take place in the first quarter of 2022. Find out more about each 2021 convening below.

2021 Regional convenings

  • In the metro Denver, CO region, the Colorado Health Institute and the Metro Denver Partnership for Health will host a convening to address siloed systems using a social health information exchange. Learn more.
  • In Clark County, WA, Council for the Homeless will host a convening to address the disconnect between complex care systems serving the unhoused population. Learn more.
  • In New York, the Health & Housing Consortium will host a convening addressing the lack of safe discharge locations for patients without stable housing. Learn more.
  • In Illinois’ Delta Region, the Illinois Public Health Association will host a convening to increase understanding of the benefits of community health workers. Learn more.
  • In Chicago, IL, Rush University Medical Center will host a convening to address structural barriers for undocumented older adults with complex needs. Learn more.

2020 Regional convenings

In 2020-2021, five regional convenings addressed local barriers to good complex care in their communities. The 2020 regional convening hosts and issues addressed are listed below. Click the links for more information on each convening.

  • Greater Boston, MA: Silos between complex care teams at different institutions
  • North Carolina: How fragmentation of healthcare and social services affects children with complex health needs and their families
  • New Orleans, LA: Connecting housing quality and safety to health
  • Central Iowa: Mitigating social isolation and loneliness
  • Pennsylvania: Deeply rooted health disparities in the state

2019 Regional convenings

In 2019, three regional convenings addressed local barriers to good complex care in their communities. The 2019 regional convening hosts and issues addressed are listed below. Click the links for more information on each convening.

  • Atlanta, GA: Disconnect between patients and social services
  • California: Better hiring and support practices for peer health workers
  • Washington state: Social isolation among older adults in rural communities

For more information on regional convenings for complex care, please reach out to Alex Lipira at alipira@camdenhealth.org.