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News & Announcements

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

  • HealthFinders Collaborative – Faribault Clinic
  • HealthFinders Collaborative – Northfield Clinic
  • Olmsted Medical Center – Lake City
  • Olmsted Medical Center – Skyway

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

Knowing the tools of quality improvement is not enough. Leaders need to cultivate an environment where change can thrive. In this webinar, you’ll learn about Southside Community Health Services’ journey to re-establish their quality improvement department by focusing on the psychology of change as a foundation. Created in partnership with the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement.

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Noon – 12:45 p.m.

Register on the MDH Learning Management System.

For help with LMS registration, visit the Health Care Homes website.

View our newest video “Health Care Disparities: Using Data to Identify and Act".

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 Health Care Homes program published a Request for Comments in the State Register on September 24, 2018, stating that the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Human Services are requesting comments on possible amendments to the Health Care Homes rule.

For more information visit the Health Care Homes Rulemaking webpage.

Health Care Homes seeks proposals for concurrent breakout sessions at its daylong learning event on April 10, 2019.

The proposal deadline is November 27, 2018.

For more information, see the HCH Learning Days 2019 webpage.

April 9, 2019 - Afternoon Pre-Conference Workshops
April 10, 2019 - Full Day Conference
Continuing Education and Conference Center
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus

See the HCH Learning Days 2019 webpage for more information as available.

Learn about the difference between implicit and explicit bias, the various lenses through which we view our environment, and how implicit bias affects quality of care and patient health. Additional tools and resources provided. Created by Health Care Homes in partnership with Stratis Health.

Register on the MDH Learning Management System.

New to the Learning Management System? Start here for step by step instructions on creating a user profile and searching and registering for Health Care Homes learning opportunities.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is awarding Learning Community Partnership grants to three organizations totaling $81,906. The grants support advancing the work of Health Care Homes (HCH) through partnering with a local public health agency and a behavioral health organization in a Learning Community to address shared goals to improve the health and health outcomes of a community. The grants are intended to increase and strengthen partnerships between primary care, local public health, behavioral health, and other community-based organizations through the use of data and information to support shared population health goals. The award will fund activities from September, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

The organizations selected for this award are:

  • Lakewood Health System, Staples, $30,000
  • North Memorial Health, Robbinsdale, $23,214
  • North Metro Pediatrics, PA, Coon Rapids, $29,692

For more information visit the HCH Learning Collaborative Request for Proposals webpage.

The Minnesota Departments of Human Services and Health (DHS and MDH) contracted with the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) at the University of Minnesota to conduct a study of the costs of HCH care coordination for adults.

Using a case-study approach, the study targets six non-acute primary care clinics in Minnesota that are HCH certified.

Read the Minnesota Health Care Home Care Coordination Cost Study (PDF).

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 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 Friday, December 07, 2018 at 01:19PM