Expanding Medical Respite Care: Breaking Down Silos through Multi-Sector Collaboration

Collaborative partnerships are crucial to the delivery of high quality, equitable community- based care. While these partnerships are essential, it can be difficult for funders, large health systems, and smaller nonprofits/social service organizations to navigate, understand one another, and to build mutual partnerships that create a lasting impact. As we continue to work to de-silo our complex and convoluted health care system, this presentation will focus on how to build cross-sector collaborative efforts that address the needs, geographies, and priorities across the health care continuum. In this presentation, we will highlight how a health system and a health plan have partnered with a national institute to expand medical respite care capacity in 10 states. Through the framework of learning collaboratives and peer cohorts, these multidisciplinary partnerships have opened the door to more creative problem solving, the creation of accessible new resources, and continued development of best practices in medical respite care. We will discuss how we work together to develop shared definitions and measures of success. Presenters will share strategies for building systemic partnerships to expand access to medical respite care that attendees can take back to their local communities. This workshop will include a presentation and group discussion. There will be time for questions, answers, and networking at the end.

Speakers: Julia Dobbins: Director of Medical Respite, NHCHC; Ashley Brand: System Director, Community Health, Integration and Housing, CommonSpirit Health; Jesse Gelwicks: Kaiser Permanente

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Categories: Clinical Guidelines, Clinical Practice, Community Health Workers, Healthcare and Homelessness Partnerships, Housing and Housing First, Medical Respite, Research and Data
Tags: 2023 National HCH Conference
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