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MDH Health Care Homes invites you to find the latest news on upcoming events, webinars and other important information related to MDH Health Care Homes.

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Registration is now open for “Coming Together: Cultivating Health for All” on April 3-4, 2018 at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota.

Register for Learning Days on the new Health Care Homes Learning Management System (LMS), where you can view the agenda, read about learning opportunities, and process your payment.

Visit the HCH Learning Days 2018 webpage for instructions on how to register and find additional information on the conference venue and lodging.

HCH is pleased to introduce LEARN, a news bulletin to keep you up to date on upcoming HCH learning events, provide tools and practical resources that you can use, and provide links to related learning events.

This issue highlights the new Learning Management System (LMS) and how to:

  • Create a LMS User Profile

  • Register for the first e-learning course:
    Foundations of Health Care Homes Certification


View our newest video “Health Care Homes in Minnesota” on the MDH YouTube channel.

Visit the Health Care Homes YouTube playlist for more videos on how Health Care Homes certification is transforming primary care and improving health for patients, families and communities.

The Minnesota Department of Health announces the following clinics as newly certified Health Care Homes:

  • Glencoe Regional Health Services - Glencoe
  • Glencoe Regional Health Services - Lester Prairie
  • Glencoe Regional Health Services - Stewart

  • Murray County Clinic - Fulda

  • RiverView Clinic - East Grand Forks
  • RiverView Clinic - Fertile
  • RiverView Clinic - Red Lake Falls

  • Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center

  • Sanford Clinic Luverne Edgerton

Find currently certified Health Care Homes on the HCH Interactive map.

View a map (PDF) showing counties with clinics that were HCH certified in 2017 (blue and green) as well as counties that already have certified HCHs (cream).
The Health Care Homes (HCH) and Integrated Health Partnerships (IHP) brief overview (PDF) introduces both programs and describes how HCH certification is fundamentally structured to support value-based care arrangements (such as IHPs).
The HCH Certification Assessment Tool (PDF) has been updated with input from multiple users. The requirements and standards remain the same, but the new tool provides easier to understand language and formatting.
For further information, please contact your assigned MDH HCH Nurse Planner or email Health Care Homes at: Health.healthcarehomes@state.mn.us.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released a report updating the status of Minnesota's 15 Accountable Communities for Health (ACH) as they strive to improve health across the state. Accountable Communities for Health meet the clinical and social needs of a population through community partnerships and person-centered, coordinated care across a range of providers. Minnesota is evaluating whether the model of care providers and communities working together results in improvements in quality, cost, and experience of care. About $5.6 million, or 14 percent, of Minnesota's State Innovation Model funds are dedicated to 15 ACH grant projects.

The report, Advancing Health Equity (PDF)"Accountable Communities for Health: Perspectives on Grant Projects and Future Considerations", includes the following highlights:

•An overview of the Accountable Community for Health model
•A summary of successes and challenges as the efforts completed more than half of their 2-year funding cycle
•Examination of similar approaches in at least four other states, and
•Recommendations and considerations for developing the model in the future

Please visit the Accountable Communities for Health page of the Minnesota Accountable Health Model website to download a copy of this report.

For questions contact Health.HealthCareHomes@state.mn.us.


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Updated Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 02:18PM