Resources

Although health care systems commonly refer individuals with unmet social needs to social service agencies, in some cases, these agencies may not have the capacity to provide adequate assistance. This...
Integrated primary care teams have demonstrated positive impacts on patient care, but less is known about the impact of including social workers on these teams. This study evaluated the addition of...
Whole Person Care (WPC) pilots, under California’s Medicaid Section 1115(a) waiver demonstration, integrate medical, behavioral health, and social needs services to improve the health and wellbeing of...
Health care organizations are increasingly partnering with Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to provide social needs support for older adults in the community who are identified with high health risks...
Effective patient-centered case management interventions can potentially improve health and social outcomes for individuals experiencing homelessness or housing instability. This literature review...
To improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs and utilization for people with complex needs, it is important to understand the underlying social and behavioral issues that may be driving...
Engaging patients in shared decision-making requires providers to integrate patient-identified goals into patient-provider communications. This qualitative study explored how high-need, high-cost...
While high-cost patients include diverse subgroups with varying clinical and social needs, efforts to improve the efficiency of care and target interventions have been limited by the lack of knowledge...
Individualized Management for Patient-Centered Targets (IMPaCT) is an intervention that employs community health workers to provide tailored social support to high-risk patients informed by patient...
Interventions targeting frequent emergency department (ED) users are increasingly common, but many are developed with limited understanding of this population’s comprehensive use of medical and social...
High-need, high-cost Medicaid patients enrolled in a 12-month complex care management program at CareMore Health in Memphis, Tennessee experienced reductions of 59 percent in inpatient utilization and...
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) virtually connects specialists with community-based providers to help improve patient care management. This evaluation of the ECHO Care pilot...