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Health & Human Services Integration

Cultivating Optimum Health - Mind, Body, and Spirit

Abstract:  Mind, body, spirit. Health is so much more than absence of illness and most of what creates health occurs outside of the doctor’s office. This webinar will focus on comprehensive approaches that are moving beyond a medical model and focusing on the needs and well-being of communities and families to support the health of individuals. We will look at innovative financing that supports senior health not only through medical services but also social life, engagement in the community, and meeting needs of family members; new state waivers that are supporting integration of services, including mental health services; and, housing as a place for health.

Learning Objectives: Webinar participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least one non-medical factor in health and well-being

  • Identify at least one effective model for integration of health and human services 

  • Identify at least one cultural proficiency principle in integrating services.

Presenters: Models for person-centered, comprehensive health and human services.

  • Phil BassoDirector of Organizational Effectiveness, American Public Health Services Association, on emerging models in human services related to the social determinants of health, to a more root cause-driven approach to supporting people and communities, and to equity and well-being factors as drivers of health.

  • Kevin MattsonPresident and CEO of San Ysidro Health on their implementation of a culturally proficient model of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly and integration of Medicaid and Medicare funding streams in a capitated model and implementation in San Ysidro, CA.

  • Rosa M. Gil, DSW President and CEO of Comunilife, will discuss New York State and City efforts to integrate health and human services, including example of integration including health, housing, and mental health services.

Resources:  A series of online tools based on presentations.

Human Services Value Curve

  • Human Services Value Curve Toolkit – Roadmap and tools to adapt to changing environments and lead an organizational structure that co-creates solutions and fosters a culture of collaboration and integration of services to meet needs.

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

  • 2019 PACE Month Video – 1 in 5 adults serve as caregivers. Learn about one caregiver’s story and the role the San Diego Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) has played in his and his grandfather’s lives.

  • Understanding the PACE Model - Resources for understanding the PACE stages of development across a team of management and clinical leaders.

  • Financing PACE – Financial planning tools to help organizations assess the viability of developing a PACE program and a model risk-based planning tool.


Intersection of Health and Housing

  • Comunilife Housing – Examples of the Comunilife 2,152 units of housing in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens for individuals and families coping with chronic homelessness, HIV/AIDS, mental health and substance abuse.

  • Integrating Health and Human Services – Blueprint for Partnership and Action produced by NY Commission on Value-Based Care.

  • Developing Housing and Health Collaborations – Report for DHHS ASPE on three models: NY State MRT Supportive Housing, Portland Oregon Housing with Services, and Houston TX Integrated Care for the Chronically Homeless.

  • Health and Housing Starter Kit – ChangeLab Guide for Public Health Departments, Housing, and Hospitals at the Intersection of Health and Housing

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