The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), in partnership with CTC-RI/PCMH Kids, successfully applied for a 5-year HRSA “Healthy Tomorrows” grant whose goal is to improve communication and care coordination between the Family Visiting (FV) Programs and Pediatric Primary Care Practices (PCMH Kids) with a specific focus on improving well-child care.
Over the last 3 years, pediatric primary care practices have participated in a pilot program to integrate behavioral health services in primary care during which they collectively provided care for approximately 40,000 children and families (with over 50% of families insured by
In April, Liz Cantor, PhD and Sarah Hagin, PhD provided Behavioral Health Technical Assistance (BH TA) Learning Sessions for pediatric practices participating in the Medicaid Pediatric Healthcare Recovery Program.
In March, the 6 Rhode to Equity Teams came together for Momentum Session facilitated by the Wellbeing and Equity in the World Team (WE Team), provided teams with working time to build out their action plan for year 2 of the Rhode to Equity project, with a focus on the 3rd and 4th portfolios of the Pathways to
Teams participating in the Community Health Team (CHT) Expansion Pilot came together in April to share successes and challenges so far in year 2 of their work focusing on patients with Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes (CVD/DM). The CHT Expansion Pilot seeks to impact outcomes for participating patients by providing training in CVD/DM for Community Health Workers in CHTs in order to increase
CTC-RI is excited to announce that we are moving into an additional year of our Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Learning Collaborative focused on supporting practices to apply for NCQA BH Distinction. Both years of this collaborative were made possible with the generous support and funding from UnitedHealthcare.
The CTC-RI’s March Clinical Strategy Committee Meeting provided an update on system of care PCP/Specialist Collaboration progress using the AAMC CORE (Coordinating Optimal Referral/eConsult) approach. Steven Lampert, MD, MBA, President of Lifespan, Paul Larson, MD, MBA, Chief of Primary Care with Lifespan and John Minichiello, President Integra Community Care Network ACO, presented on their pro
We hope that you can join us at CTC-RI's June 10 Quarterly Breakfast of Champions, 7:30-9:00am. There will be presentations that highlight some of the important work being done in Rhode Island to improve care for people with diabetes from clinical, community/clinical, and patient perspectives.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reviewing a proposal from RI Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS/Medicaid) to cover Community Health Worker (CHW) services as a Medicaid benefit.
SBIRT (Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) and Brief Negotiated Interview (BNI) training was led by content expert Jacki Hecht, RN, MSN, Managing Director of the Center for Health Equity Research at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing.
The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island is to lead the transformation of primary care in Rhode Island in the context of an integrated health care system; and to improve the quality of care, the patient experience of care, the affordability of care, and the health of the populations we serve.