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Better Care for People with Complex Needs

People with the most complex health care needs make up just 5 percent of the population, but account for 50 percent of health care spending. There are promising approaches that use both medical and social approaches to improve care for these patients, but current systems must be improved to better meet their medical and personal needs and lower the overall costs of care. 

A Collaborative of five national foundations -- The Commonwealth Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Peterson Center on Healthcare, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The SCAN Foundation --is working to accelerate health system transformation for this important population. As a first step, this Collaborative partnered with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to create a dynamic website, The Playbook: Better Care for People with Complex Needs

Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) and Grantmakers In Health (GIH) have now joined with the Collaborative to promote The Playbook among funders and create the new Invitation to Innovation initiative.

Conference: Meet, Listen, Learn

The GIA/GIH Invitation to Innovation includes several activities designed especially for grantmakersduring the next year  :

  • “Health Equity for Those with Complex Care Needs: What Do We Know? Can We Do Better?” This one-day meeting will gather funders from across the country at the conference facility of the Gary and Mary West Foundation in La Jolla, CA, on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. 
  • Three webinars, including:
    • Creating Better Systems for Older Patients with Complex Care Needs: Best Practices and New Resources 
    • Caring for Patients with Clinically Complex Needs in Rural America: Innovative Approaches 
    • New Strategies to Meet the Needs of People with Complex Behavioral Health Issues.   
  • A series of informational briefs that will draw on The Playbook’s wide range of resources and case studies.

For More Information

Please contact Maria Gonzales Jackson at Grantmakers In Aging at mgonzalesjackson@GIAging.org or call 703.413.0413, extension 102.

 

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The Playbook: Better Care for People with Complex Needs
The Playbook is a collection of evidence-based resources for health system leaders, payers, policymakers, funders, and others seeking to learn more about promising care approaches for people with complex health and social needs. It provides direction on how to meet those needs through a variety of materials that detail care models, policies, and more.

For example, you’ll find:

 

A quick reference to 22 of the best and most rigorously tested care strategies for frail older adults and people with advanced illness, multiple chronic conditions, disabilities, and behavioral health issues
Case studies of health systems, hospitals, and clinics that are transforming best practices for these populations into common practice
A review of state trends in Medicaid long-term services and supports
A framework for educating and training clinicians to treat people with multiple chronic conditions
A six-module care redesign guide based on the experience of more than 200 health organizations nationwide

 

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 [EW5]An Invitation to Innovation

Better Care for People with Complex Needs

 

People with the most complex health care [EW1] needs make up just 5 percent of the population, but account for 50 percent of health care spending.  There are promising approaches that use both medical and social approaches to improve care for these patients, but current systems must be improved to better meet their medical and personal needs and lower the overall costs [EW2] of care. 

 

A five-foundation Collaborative (see Box) is working together [EW3] to accelerate health system transformation for this important population. As a first step, this Collaborative partnered with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to create a dynamic website, The Playbook: Better Care for People with Complex Needs. (See Box)

 

Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) and Grantmakers In Health (GIH) have now joined with the Collaborative to promote [EW4] the Playbook among funders and create the new Invitation to Innovation initiative.

 

Meet, Listen, Learn

The GIA/GIH Invitation to Invitation initiative [EW5]  includes several activities during the next year  designed especially for grantmakers:
 

“Health Equity for Those with Complex Care Needs: What Do We Know? Can We Do Better?” This one-day meeting will gather funders from across the country at the conference facility of the Gary and Mary West Foundation in La Jolla, CA, on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. 
Three webinars, including:

Creating Better Systems for Older Patients with Complex Care Needs: Best Practices and New Resources 
Caring for Patients with Clinically Complex Needs in Rural America: Innovative Approaches 
New Strategies to Meet the Needs of People with Complex Behavioral Health Issues.   

A series of informational briefs that will draw on The Playbook’s wide range of resources and case studies.

 

For More Information
Please see: (add GIA/GIH web page) for the latest on this new effort. Or contact Maria Gonzales Jackson at Grantmakers In Aging at: mgonzalesjackson@GIAging.org. 

 

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Our Sponsors
In partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, The Playbook and the Invitation to Innovation initiative [EW6] are sponsored by:
 

The Commonwealth Fund
The John A. Hartford Foundation
The Peterson Center on Healthcare
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and
The SCAN Foundation

 

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The Playbook: Better Care for People with Complex Needs
The Playbook is a collection of evidence-based resources for health system leaders, payers, policymakers, funders, and others seeking to learn more about promising care approaches for people with complex health and social needs. It provides direction on how to meet those needs through a variety of materials that detail care models, policies, and more.

For example, you’ll find:

 

A quick reference to 22 of the best and most rigorously tested care strategies for frail older adults and people with advanced illness, multiple chronic conditions, disabilities, and behavioral health issues
Case studies of health systems, hospitals, and clinics that are transforming best practices for these populations into common practice
A review of state trends in Medicaid long-term services and supports
A framework for educating and training clinicians to treat people with multiple chronic conditions
A six-module care redesign guide based on the experience of more than 200 health organizations nationwide

 

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 [EW2]

 [EW3]

 [EW4]Share?

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