Connecticut could better treat residents with chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma while also saving on medical costs, according to community health workers (CHWs) models designed by UMass Medical School and reported in the New Haven Register.
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Healthcare organizations in Connecticut could improve the health of high-need patients with asthma, diabetes, and other chronic conditions while also saving money by hiring community health workers, according to an analysis completed by UMass Medical School for the Connecticut Health Foundation.
UMass Medical School is consulting on the development of an evaluation plan to help guide a Connecticut State Innovation Model (SIM) initiative integrating community health workers into Connecticut’s health care delivery and payment systems.
Patient-centered medical home experts from UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division will present how partnerships and collaborations improve transformation, share results of behavioral health self-assessments and reveal untold stories from the Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) 2015 Conference on Practice Improvement in Dallas, Texas, Dec. 3-6.