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. In 2020, six organizations were selected — find out more about each 2020 convening below.
2021 Regional convening selection process:
Application opens: April 14, 2021
Application closes: May 19, 2021
Host organizations selected: Week of July 5, 2021
Convenings take place: First quarter of 2022
2020 Regional convenings
- In the greater Boston, MA area, the Brookline Center for Community Mental Health hosted a convening to address silos between complex care teams at different institutions. Learn more.
- In North Carolina, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a convening to address how fragmentation of healthcare and social services affects children with complex health needs and their families. Learn more.
- In New Orleans, LA, the Louisiana Public Health Institute, HousingNOLA, and the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative hosted a convening connecting housing quality and safety to health. Learn more.
- In Central Iowa, MercyOne PHSO hosted convening on mitigating social isolation and loneliness. Learn more.
- In Denver, CO, the Mile High Health Alliance will host a convening on using cross-sector data and coordination to reduce emergency department use. Learn more.
- In Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity hosted a convening to address deeply rooted health disparities in the state. Learn more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.