Resources

How can health care systems across the nation effectively address social needs? An expert committee created by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) sought to address...
This resource describes the Great Plains Senior Services Collaborative, an initiative to improve health and quality of life for rural seniors. Populations of rural seniors face significant challenges...
Family caregivers play a foundational role in the care of older adults with complex needs and disabilities from both a health care and economic standpoint. As the “baby boom” population ages, the need...
Based on a review of the evidence, the Quick Reference Guide to Promising Care Models offers summary information on 28 programs for adults with complex needs, specifically: Target population and...
This resource describes a promising new hospitalist model for inpatient treatment of complex care patients. In July 2016, Commonwealth Care Alliance and Boston Medical Center created a hospitalist...
This resource collects the most innovative initiatives in Medicaid managed care that emerge each year. Health plans submit their best practices for consideration of inclusion in this exclusive...
Throughout the country, efforts are increasingly emerging to integrate social services into health care systems. This resource classifies new initiatives, identifies common challenges, and proposes...
This report is a compendium of five case studies that describe lessons learned from implementing innovative interprofessional education (IPE) approaches at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). In...
This brief offers practical recommendations for health care organizations interested in providing trauma-informed care. Experts recommend that when transitioning to a trauma-informed approach, a...
Since 2015, the Peterson Center on Healthcare has been working to improve the quality and lower the cost of care for high-need, high-cost patients. This resource provides a summary of what has been...
This resource describes the findings of the International Experts Working Group on Patients with Complex Needs. The Commonwealth Fund established this group in 2014 to outline the components of a high...
This resource examines the experience of providers with the Medicaid health home option, a provision of the Affordable Care Act. The health home model focuses on providing whole-person care to high...