The Health Collaborative, in partnership with the United Way, is one of twenty organizations across the country to recently be named an Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Bridge Organization by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Representatives from more than 60 partner organizations attended the kickoff meeting last week in The Health Collaborative’s Learning Center.
AHC is the first federal effort designed to address the barriers to health for individuals facing inadequate or unsafe housing, domestic violence, hunger, and other socioeconomic determinants. Through AHC, 75,000 Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in our region will be screened and provided navigation support to help with these challenges.
Our role as a Bridge Organization will be to provide a technical solution for this process, and to convene community stakeholders and partners in an advisory capacity to identify gaps and connect participants to community resources.