As we wrote in the Blueprint for Complex Care, effective complex care must be equitable. This means addressing the consequences of poverty, racism, and other systemic issues by partnering with individuals with complex needs and their communities — both in identifying barriers and in developing solutions.  Two exciting initiatives, one a brand new startup in...

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Complex care providers are always on the lookout for better ways to engage patients and partners. The field is perpetually iterating to find creative approaches to close the gap between medicine, behavioral health, and social services that creates barriers to health and well-being for people with complex needs. Many interesting innovations in managing care, using...

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This guide from West Health Institute and the University of California, Irvine details how to implement a social needs screening and referral program for older patients into clinical practice. It is intended for primary care providers serving older patients, but can also be applied to other clinical settings such as emergency departments. The interactive guide...

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This toolkit from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is designed to help state Medicaid agencies leverage their managed care purchasing authority to advance primary care innovation. The content is based on the experience of states participating in CHCS’ Advancing Primary Care Innovation in Medicaid Managed Care learning collaborative, and outlines design considerations and shares sample...

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