Groundbreaking Coordination of Care Initiative to Launch in Houston
April 10, 2018 (Houston, TX) – Dozens of primary care, behavioral health and social services providers met to learn about a new initiative that could help transform the delivery of care for the Houston area’s most vulnerable populations. Funded by the Episcopal Health Foundation and facilitated by the Network of Behavioral Health Providers (NBHP), the Community Coordination of Care (C3) Initiative will develop an inclusive, comprehensive model of care based upon the social determinants of health that integrates medical, behavioral health and social services. The stakeholder kickoff, “To Boldly Go”, drew 81 participants from over 50 organizations, many of whom committed to the initiative’s 2-phase process. The first phase will include a one-year planning process in which stakeholders will determine current system barriers to care coordination; research national best practices and continuum of care models across the country, including an easily navigable, HIPAA-compliant database and integrated case management system; and come to consensus on a model to implement locally. The second phase will focus on implementing the pilot care coordination model with the goal of improving client outcomes and generating cost savings. An evaluation component will determine the key areas of success and how the model can be brought to scale across the greater Houston community.
If you would like to be a part of this initiative, please contact Andrea Usanga, Project Manager, Community Coordination of Care Initiative, at 713-523-8963 X 235, firstname.lastname@example.org