Complex Care Ecosystem DiagramIn developing the Blueprint for Complex Care, we heard the need for more local connectivity to create coordinated systems of care for individuals with complex health and social needs.

To address this concern, the National Center will hold three convenings of regional complex care stakeholders across the country to address complex care barriers in their own communities. This project aims to facilitate information sharing and collaboration on a regional level and to foster ecosystems of complex care, as outlined in the Blueprint for Complex Care.

The regional convening Request for Information is now closed. If you have questions about the process, please reach out to Rebecca Sax at

Project Details

The National Center will hold three events across the country tailored to addressing barriers to complex care experienced by that region. Each event will be co-designed in collaboration with a local host organization to ensure that the convenings are anchored in and tailored to each community. To identify local partners, the National Center is extending a Request for Information to potential host organizations. If selected, hosts will be asked to:

  • Work with community partners to identify a regional issue to address through a convening
  • Act as a co-design convening partner with the National Center
  • Generally provide expertise and information about the strengths and challenges of their own community to support the planning process
  • Provide resources to support the planning of an event, including the ability to secure the appropriate venue and facilitate on-the-ground logistics
  • Participate in at least one planning call per month with the National Center
  • Have an interest and ability to contribute information to support the development of public-facing products about the project

As co-convener, the National Center will:

  • Provide convening expertise and access to national networks of subject matter experts as needed
  • Provide funding for event costs
  • Lead the development of pre- and post-convening communication products to highlight the event and lessons learned for the complex care field
  • Supply $10,000 in funding for host organizations to support their involvement in the project

Host Organization Requirements

Host organizations will be required to develop a description of a local/regional barrier that addresses complex health and social needs, contributes to complex care ecosystem development, and is multi-sector in nature. Some examples include: complex care model implementation support, lack of data sources or data-sharing mechanisms, or lack of community resources. Host organizations should also discuss the role of individuals with lived experience in the complex care ecosystem and how they may be involved in the development of the convening.
The National Center will work closely with hosts to further develop the concept upon selection. Some examples of possible convening formats include:

  • Data-sharing convening to bring together legal and regulatory experts to help address local issues
  • The initiation of a group of multi-sector stakeholders to address opioid dependence and overdoses in the region
  • Small group technical assistance on trauma-informed care implementation
  • A convening to showcase local innovation and resources

Project Timeline

  • RFI opens: February 21st, 2019
  • RFI closes: April 12th, 2019
  • Host Organizations notified: Week of April 29th, 2019
  • Convenings take place: Third quarter of 2019

Download our Request for Information

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