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Monthly Meetings Round Up

August 2018

Governing Board -- No August meeting
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  • Next meeting: October 1, 2018

Whole Person Care Collaborative -- No August meeting
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  • Next meeting: October 1, 2018

Whole Person Care Collaborative Workgroup -- August 9, 2018
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  • Discussed and gathered input on updated learning activities schedule as well as coaching network concept.
  • Reviewed current thinking on quarterly reporting process for WPCC Learning Community members to report their progress. Gathered feedback to fine-tune these processes.
  • Shared information about other workgroups in order to help synchronize workgroup strategies. Goal is to promote alignment to the extent that different workgroup partners depend on each other’s processes.
  • Next meeting: September 13, 2018

Pathways HUB Advisory Board -- August 9 and August 23, 2018
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The Pathways HUB Advisory Board, convened by Community Choice (dba Action Health Partners), meets bi-weekly. The group serves as an advisory body to support the HUB as it enters operation in Fall 2018. The Pathways Community HUB Workgroup is no longer meeting. You can keep up with all things HUB by visiting our Care Coordination page on the NCACH website, where we'll share updates and meeting documents.

  • The Pathways HUB Advisory Board met on July 12th, August 9th, and August 23rd. During this period of intense planning, the Advisory Board is meeting every two weeks regularly, either in person at Samaritan Healthcare or by conference call. Samaritan Healthcare and Rural Resources representatives have been asked to join the Advisory Board as ad hoc members during the planning and launch of the HUB in Moses Lake.
  • Community Choice hired a Care Coordination Network Director, Kayelee Miller.
  • Rural Resources and Moses Lake Community Health Center have committed to being Care Coordination Agencies at HUB launch. Rural Resources has hired two Pathways Community Specialists that started on August 20th. Moses Lake Community Health Center has transitioned one full-time employee to a Pathways Community Specialist/Supervisor in Training position that began on July 30th. Grant Integrated Services has also committed to being a Care Coordination Agency, but will not be ready at HUB launch and has not yet hired Pathways Community Specialists.
  • A Supervisors and Managers HUB Training was held July 31 - Aug 2 in SeaTac. Seven people from the NCACH HUB Network attended (1 NCACH staff, 3 Pathways HUB staff, 2 Care Coordination Agency Supervisors, and 1 Care Coordination Agency Manager).
  • The first week of the Pathways Community Specialist (PCS) training was held August 20-24 in Wenatchee. The second week of this round of training will be held September 24-28 in Wenatchee. Five people from the NCACH HUB Network attended (2 Pathways HUB staff, 2 PCS, 1 PCS/Supervisor). The interim period between the two weeks of training is a practicum period for the PCS where they will practice skills learned at the training and prepare for go-live in October.
  • The anticipated launch date is October, 2018; specific date is to be determined.
  • Community Choice is currently negotiating the IT platform contract with Care Coordination Systems.
  • NCACH and Community Choice entered into and MOU for the HUB planning period, June 2018 – launch of the HUB. This is a pay for deliverables contract and will only be complete once the HUB is officially launched. At that time, NCACH will execute a post-launch contract (time period: HUB launch through December 31, 2018). The post-launch funding will be requested from the Governing Board on September 10. Funding for 2019, will be requested with the 2019 NCACH budget presented to the Board for approval in December. Currently, NCACH and Community Choice are working with our consultants to finalize the 2018-2019 HUB budget, and develop a preliminary 2020-2022 HUB budget.
  • NCACH staff is currently providing project management support to Community Choice for the planning phase. NCACH staff and Community Choice have weekly project management meetings as well as weekly technical assistance calls with the consultants.
  • Next meeting: September 6, 2018

Opioid Project -- August 17, 2018
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  • Whole Person Care Collaborative Learning Community change plans were submitted to the NCACH on July 31, 2018. A section of the change plan was specific to opioid use prevention, treatment, overdose prevention and recovery. NCACH staff reviewed the opioid tactics that were most and least frequently selected in the submitted change plans.
  • NCACH intern, Navind Ooodit, presented on the work he has done this summer including a Chemical Dependency Professional regional evaluation, lay distribution of Naloxone, and a Narcan training and distribution event.
  • The Workgroup reviewed and endorsed the 2019 Proposed Opioid Project Plan presented by NCACH staff. The proposal (attached) will be recommended to the NCACH governing Board for approval on September 10, 2018.
  • Next meeting: September 21, 2018

Transitional Care and Diversion Interventions -- August 23, 2018
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  • Workgroup members reviewed and approved the Hospital application review process and scoring template (See relevant Board decision form)
  • City of Wenatchee Police Department provided an update on the current grant their organization received from WASPC to hire a DCR to expand the number of hours in a day a provider can be available to address Mental Health issues.
    • This includes the ability to purchase a software called “Ride Along” that will help track outcomes of behavioral health calls and interventions from Mental Health professionals
    • The grant will involve Wenatchee Police Department, Chelan County Sherriff’s Office, East Wenatchee Police Department, and Douglas County Sherriff’s Office.
  • North Central Emergency Care Council was available to provide an update on the EMS planning grant. However due to time constraints of the meeting, the presentation was unable to be given.
  • TCDI workgroup members reviewed a proposal from Confluence Health to do an evaluation of a Community Care on Wheel program feasibility study. This would include having a provider on staff to provide care to patients in the home who are identified as being at risk of going into the Emergency Department for a non-emergent condition.
    • TCDI approve a motion to recommend that the NCACH Governing Board approves $20,000 for Confluence Health to complete a feasibility study to evaluate data and market analysis for a Community Care on Wheels program in the Wenatchee area.
  • Next meeting: September 27, 2018

Coalitions for Health Improvement (CHIs)
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  • Chelan Douglas CHI met August 8, 2018
    • Members focused on developing strategies to source transportation solutions for job seekers who may be in treatment or lack transportation to and from job interviews. The Chelan-Douglas CHI intends to host a forum on transportation in October and will be convening stakeholders and program managers during September's meeting.
    • Next meeting: September 12, 2018
  • Grant County CHI 
    • Grant County CHI heard a presentation from SkillSource on their NCW Partner Directory Resource, as well as discussed how workforce collaboration events can support the roll-out of the Pathways Community HUB in Moses Lake area starting October 1, 2018.
    • Next meeting: October 9, 2018
  • Okanogan County CHI
    • Okanogan County CHI heard a presentation from local Managed Care Organizations on Fully Integrated Managed Care (FIMC) that will be taking effect in 2019 for Medicaid clients. They also heard from SkillSource on the NCW Partner Directory Resource, as well as learned more about an upcoming Workforce Collaboration Summit that SkillSource will be hosting in Omak on October 5th. Finally, the Okanogan County CHI had a discussion on governance, decision-making, and agenda-setting for the CHI. Members will be peer-editing and updating their charter, as well as creating a forum for more community-based problem solving within the Coalition.
      • Next meeting: October 2018
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