Monthly Meetings Round Up
Governing Board -- April 2, 2018
- New Board Member, Carlene Anders, voted to the Governing Board. Carlene fills the Business Community sector seat and is the current Mayor of Pateros.
- Governing Board MCO (Medicaid Managed Care Organizations) sector seat filled by Andrea Davis with Coordinated Care.
- Board moved to accept minutes from March, approved.
- Board moved to accept updated financial statement, approved.
- Board moved to accept funding proposal for an intern from the University of Washington's Master in Healthcare Administration program in Summer 2018, approved.
- Board moved to allocate Fully Integrated Managed Care (FIMC) funding to provide a technical assistance training for FIMC providers in Chelan, Douglas, and Grant counties, approved.
- Discussion: Consultants from the Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE) provided a presentation on the results from the 2017 NCACH Stakeholder survey. Survey results are intended to support NCACH's strategic learning and to inform continuous improvement and monitoring efforts
- Board moved to approve the process and documents developed by the Opioid Project Workgroup for funding allocations of the Opioid Project, approved.
- Coalitions for Health Improvement Board members, Mike Beaver and Brooklyn Holton, provided updates from the Okanogan and Chelan-Douglas CHIs (NCACH staff shared updates on behalf of Grant County CHI Board seat, Rosalinda Kibby, who was unable to attend the April meeting), as well as formally introducing the CHI Leadership Council and to share an internal alignment document ("Roles, Vision, and Possibilities") that the CHI Leadership Council has been working on.
- Board moved to formally adopt the "Roles, Vision, and Possibilities" to acknowledge the efforts of the CHIs and the CHI Leadership Council, approved.
- Next meeting: May 7, 2018
Whole Person Care Collaborative -- April 2, 2018
- The Whole Person Care Collaborative convened as a large group for the first time since February. February meeting minutes were approved.
- Discussion: WPCC Learning Community Kick-Off summary, takeaways and next steps
- Discussion: WPCC Workgroup updates from the February 20, 2018 Workgroup meeting
- Discussion: CSI staff previewed the Healthcare Communities portal, as well as the Change Plan template. A Q&A session was hosted and next steps were determined for the upcoming Change Plan Learning-and-Action-Network (LAN) for WPCC Learning Community members
- Next meeting: May 7, 2018
Pathways Community HUB -- March 28, 2018
- Discussion: Updates and Q&A with the Pathways HUB Technical Assistance team on the process and Pathways Community HUB Model (Dr. Sarah Redding, Pathways Community HUB Institute; Bob Harnach, Care Coordination Systems; and Kathy Burgoyne, Foundation for Healthy Generations)
- A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been released to select an agency to host and serve as the Pathways Community HUB. See more here
- Discussion: Target Populations and supporting data
- After a lead agency is selected, we will need to refine the target population that will be initially served by the Pathways Community HUB
- Data: Regional Health Needs Inventory (RHNI) performed in December 2017 shows "Access to mental health" was identified as number one need in North Central region.
- Workgroup has chosen to explore more data around criminal justice, especially as related to youth detention and substance abuse rates, as they work to refine the target population
- Workgroup is also interested in examining the correlations between income, generational poverty, and chronic conditions
- Further discussion on access to services and the current, and projected, challenges of connecting people to care when there are already long waits for mental health and other care services in the region.
- Next meeting: April 25, 2018
Opioid Project -- March 23, 2018
- Discussion: Review Rapid Cycle Application for Opioid project implementation
- The Opioid Workgroup has developed a process to disperse funding through a Rapid Cycle process, offering initial awards between $2,500 - $10,000 for projects occurring between July - December 2018. More funding will become available for more projects after the December 2018 Rapid Funding cycle
- Workgroup endorsed application, funding principles, review process, and award structure
- NCACH Governing Board approved application, funding principles, review processes and award structure on April 2, 2018
- Opioid Project application will open to the community on April 9, 2018
- No April meeting in lieu of NCACH 2018 Annual Summit.
- Next meeting: May 25, 2018
Transitional Care and Diversion Interventions -- March 22, 2018
- Discussion: The TCDI Workgroup met in small groups to explore transitional care models and assess the strengths/challenges of approaches from the HCA toolkit as they relate to work already occurring in the NCACH region
- Approaches of interest include Coordinated Transitional Care (C-TRAC) models and a locally developed nurse case management model
- TCDI Workgroup members also expressed importance of connecting transitional care and diversion intervention approaches that link with the social determinants of health. Another meeting is scheduled in April to explore the linkages between TCDI work and the social determinants of health
- Discussion: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Community Paramedicine
- TCDI Workgroup members are currently exploring community paramedicine as a viable model within the transitional care and diversion intervention approaches. NCACH is working with EMS agencies to determine the feasibility of paramedicine models in the region
- Discussion: Funding approaches
- The TCDI Workgroup is currently selecting and refining its funding approach for transitional care and diversion intervention implementation projects
- Initial focus will be funding the primary organizations implementing approaches (i.e. hospitals, EMS providers)
- Next meeting: April 26, 2018
Coalitions for Health Improvement (CHIs)
- Chelan Douglas CHI met March 14, 2018
- Members completed a meeting-mapping activity into identify regularly occurring meetings and opportunities for consolidation and collaboration. They also discussed goals of the Chelan-Douglas CHI. The Chelan-Douglas CHI Community Calendar was also presented and is now open for submissions.
- Next meeting: April 11, 2018
- Grant County CHI meets every other month and did not meet in March
- Next meeting: April 10, 2018
- Okanogan County CHI meets every other month and did not meet in March
- Next meeting: April 24, 2018