Across the United States, significant initiatives have helped bridge the gap between health and social care. While many of these initiatives, such as California’s CalAIM, have focused within the Medicaid population, there is increasing momentum to address social needs for populations outside of Medicaid as well.
As this work moves forward, how can we align efforts across Medicaid, commercial plans, and Medicare to build on the progress that has already been made? What challenges remain and how do we best support providers and patients through this foundational transformation of our health care system?
In this September 27th discussion, an expert panel of health care leaders addresses opportunities to advance community health through targeted programs and partnerships that build equitable and sustainable access to social services. Speakers discuss innovative programs that have been successful in building pathways between services for health and social needs and describe strategies to overcome barriers to further progress. In addition, panelists identify how stakeholders can engage and contribute to transformative change that improves access to social services and ultimately advances community health.