The Partnership to Align Social Care, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is initiating a two-year health equity learning collaborative (HELC) project titled “Community-Driven, Multi-Payer Health Equity Solutions: An ECHO Collaborative.” Led by Freedmen’s Health Consulting, this initiative will bring together up to 20 market-based teams comprising participants representing health plans, health systems, community-based organizations (CBOs) or community care hubs (CCHs), and individuals with lived experience to address health equity within their communities. The Collaborative aims to organize community-clinical teams to implement CHI HCPCS codes and adopt defined health equity goal achievement, into the alignment of the CHI HCPCS model of care, as a multi-payer alignment APM strategy. It also will adopt the ECHO learning framework, which uses anonymized case studies to facilitate team-based situational learning. Through the application of this framework to CHI implementation, the Collaborative will focus on addressing a community-defined health equity goal, organizing a community-clinical team to address the root causes of inequity, deploying targeted interventions to overcome contributing factors to health inequity, screening for health-related social needs (HRSNs), deploying HRSN interventions, and monitoring the health outcomes achieved through HRSN intervention deployment.
Applications for the HELC are due on Monday, November 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET.