Helping Community Based Organizations Establish Successful Healthcare Partnerships
Community Based Organizations (CBOs) have a key role in improving the healthcare delivery system. CBOs and healthcare providers must partner effectively to advance health equity and drive successful and sustainable system transformation.
HMA and HMA Community Strategies work with CBOs across the country to build healthy communities. We identify areas where healthcare and social needs intersect and create connections between healthcare and community organizations. HMA understands the unique dynamics of CBO engagement and what it takes to create successful healthcare partnerships.
Our experts are ready to help with innovative, real-world solutions for everyone in the CBO sphere, from delivery systems promoting CBO engagement to CBOs forming collectives or contracting independently to promote population health.
HMA’s personalized CBO Engagement Toolkit helps CBOs, Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and Healthcare Organizations (HCOs) evaluate resources and identify opportunities to partner.
The Toolkit’s tailored resources include the Capacity Assessment Tool and CBO Engagement Training Series. Both are client-specific and personally delivered to give you the exact resources and training to meet your needs.
Unique tools and resources
CBOs, HCOs and MCOs can all benefit from the resources in our CBO Engagement Toolkit:
- CBO Capacity Assessment Tool—helps HCOs and MCOs rapidly engage, and more effectively partner with, local CBOs. The tool provides a complete capacity and needs report for each CBO and an aggregate report for a full CBO network.
- CBO Engagement Training Series–provides CBOs with the information they need to develop their value proposition, identify outcomes that are meaningful within the healthcare system, inform their IT planning efforts to track the right metrics and return on investment, and build service rates that cover the cost of care.
CBO Capacity Assessment Tool
The tool provides a complete capacity and needs report for each CBO and an aggregate report for a full CBO network.
Across HMA, we have many resources available to assist CBOs:
- HMA Community Strategies—finding new ways to build healthy communities by identifying areas where healthcare and social needs intersect and creating connections between healthcare and community organizations. Learn more about HMA Community Strategies.
- Behavioral health services—building new models of integrated behavioral and primary care; coordinating healthcare with housing, employment and other support systems; and helping to secure new funding sources. Learn more about behavioral health services.
- Long-term services and supports—designing and developing new programs of integrated care for complex and at-risk populations; developing integrated behavioral and primary care models of care; coordinating healthcare with housing, employment and other support systems; and helping to secure new funding sources. Learn more about long-term services and supports.
- Data analytics—collecting raw data and turning it into interactive dashboards and other decision-support tools, analyzing and presenting multi-dimensional data, and evaluating the design and effectiveness of data management systems. Learn more about data analytics.
- Opioid crisis response—tackling every part of the substance use disorder system including developing comprehensive prevention, evidence-based treatment, and recovery solutions at the state, county and community level. Learn more about our opioid crisis response.
- Managed care services—cultivating new partnerships between health systems and health plans, improving operations, and adding value and supporting quality across the system, including new value-based payment systems. Learn more about managed care services.
- Pathways HUB: A Population Health Model that Activates the Community Response to Social Determinants—This webinar shared The Pathways Community HUB model, designed to help coordinate outreach by specialized community health workers who are incentivized to engage high-need populations. Speakers shared ways community hubs can adapt to address broader community needs for an array of populations and be funded by performance-based managed care payments. The webinar was presented by HMA and the model’s co-developer.
- Advancing and Codifying Health Equity and Wellness for Medicaid Populations—During this webinar, experts discussed a recent Academy Health issue brief outlining lessons learned from CBO partnerships and examine the role CBOs play in addressing social determinants of health to improve health disparities and outcomes. The webinar was presented by HMA and the brief’s co-authors.
- Engagement with Community-Based Organizations Key to Achieving Health Equity & Wellness for Medicaid Populations — Learn more
- HMA Experts Contribute to Report on Health Disparities in Minnesota’s Medicaid Population — Learn more
- HMA Colleagues Played Pivotal Role in Launching Forum for the Brooklyn Perinatal Network HMA New York colleagues Heidi Arthur and Annalisa Baker played a pivotal role in launching a forum for the Brooklyn Perinatal Network.The forum, “A Community Response to Addressing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality,” was a collaboration between a network of CBOs making up the Brooklyn Coalition for the Health Equity for Women and Families Coalition Leadership Team.Read more