Briefing Room

Getting paid for social care

Community-based organizations offering services to address health-related social needs can be paid in ways that keeps costs low, share risk, and center the person receiving services.

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Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences

Families with children that have adverse childhood experiences may qualify for services through Healthy Opportunities Pilot.  Here is an easy approach to screening.

Health care costs

Healthcare payers are interested in reducing health care costs through strategic investments in their members' social needs.  What do community-based organizations need to know about health care cost to be effective partners?

Including social care in care coordination

Health care providers are incentivized to coordinate care for patients to improve the quality of care and reduce health care costs.   What are some options for including social care in coordinated care?

How community-based organizations can provide value-based care

How community-based organizations can provide person-centered care

Risk adjustment in social care

Risk adjustment allows payers to support health care organizations who serve people with more complex health care needs by paying them for the greater risks associated with these services.  Risk adjustments create greater equity in care by allowing health care organizations to focus additional resources on people with complex problems.  Risk adjustment is a relevant idea in social care as well.

Quality performance benchmarks for healthy food prescription services

Emerging research and experience from the field allow us to speculate on what quality performance in healthy food prescriptions can look like.

Reflections on housing instability services

Housing navigation services have been conceptualized to mean one set of things--which can be summarized as personal shopping for homes and support completing applications.  However, the housing crisis demands an expanded response to housing instability.