Louisiana Public Health Institute, HousingNOLA, & Green Healthy Homes Initiative Named 2020 Regional Convening Hosts
The National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs (National Center), an initiative of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, has named the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), HousingNOLA, and Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) as hosts for the Complex Care Regional Convening. The three organizations, along with the National Center, will create an opportunity to bring together regional partners to address poor housing conditions as a barrier to health in the community.
Together, community and health care leaders will share information about existing resources and assets in the region that can be leveraged and scaled to address the root causes of poor health and health inequities. The focus of the convening is to foster engagement and buy-in from housing and health care leaders to support the advancement and scaling of healthy homes.
The National Center aims to improve outcomes for patients with complex medical, psychological, and social needs. It works to coalesce the emerging field of complex care by bringing together a broad range of clinicians, researchers, policymakers, and consumers who are developing, testing, and scaling new models of team-based, integrated care.
In developing the Blueprint for Complex Care, a strategic plan for advancing the field, the National Center heard the need for more local connectivity to create coordinated care for individuals with complex health and social needs. To address this concern, the National Center launched the regional complex care convening project in 2019, which facilitated information sharing and collaboration on a regional level and fostered ecosystems of complex care.
This year, the National Center held an open request for proposals to select six host organizations to hold a regional convening in their community. The National Center provides financial and logistical support, as well as access to national subject matter experts, to help host organizations gather local stakeholders. The five other host organizations include:
- Brookline Center for Community Mental Health: Silos between complex care teams in the greater Boston area
- Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Fragmentation of healthcare from other social services, affecting families raising children with complex needs in North Carolina
- Mercy One Des Moines Medical Center: Social isolation and loneliness in Central Iowa
- Mile High Health Alliance: Lack of cross-sector coordination and data access to reduce emergency department use in the Denver metro area
- Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity: Deeply rooted health disparities in Pennsylvania
Additional information about the convening will be announced as it becomes available. If you have questions, please reach out to Barrie Black.