On April 12, 2017, HMA Information Services hosted the webinar, “Building a Community Collaborative: Evidence-Based Interventions that Bring Together Healthcare Providers, Community-Based Organizations, and the Criminal Justice System.”
Individuals with complex challenges arising from chronic health conditions, mental health and/or substance-abuse disorders, or involvement in the criminal justice system are among the highest-cost utilizers of the healthcare system. A multi-pronged Community Collaborative can ensure evidence-based interventions that identify and effectively treat high utilizers – helping to keep them out of the emergency room and out of jail.
During this webinar, HMA Principal Bren Manaugh and Senior Consultant Amanda Ternan provide a case study of a successful Community Collaborative in Bexar County, Texas. HMA Senior Consultant Laquisha Grant discusses similar initiatives in New York. The webinar offers practical considerations for building and operating a Community Collaborative, ensuring best practices, and creating a shared recognition of the need for trust and coordination among healthcare providers, community-based organizations (CBOs), and the criminal justice system. Listen to the recording and:
- Understand the two primary focal points of a Community Collaborative: Interventions that help keep high-cost utilizers of healthcare out of the emergency room; and diversions that help keep people out of jail.
- Define the roles of the key constituents in a Community Collaborative, including healthcare providers, hospitals, EMS, CBOs, police, judges, and local government health officials.
- Develop a community impact framework to gather and disseminate the type of data needed to drive effective interventions.
- Understand the clinical components of the Community Collaborative model, including multi-disciplinary treatment teams; targeted, evidence-based interventions; and person-centered, integrated care that addresses medical, behavioral, and psychosocial needs.