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As noted in the Institute of Medicine’s seminal report Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, “health care today harms too frequently and routinely fails to deliver its potential benefits.” For over a decade, foundations have been showcasing to the field that improving health care quality is both needed and possible. GIH recognizes that this work is now an integral part of the health reform law and that bridging the “quality chasm” will require change at all levels of our health care system.

Contact Ann McMillan for more information about our programming in this area.

Issue Spotlight

May 2018

Care models designed for patients with complex health care needs, including those with multiple chronic conditions and mental health problems, are spreading across the country. But for health care organizations, finding local programs can be difficult. The Commonwealth Fund's Better Care Playbook, developed in partnership with the Center for Health Care Strategies, now features an interactive map of complex care programs across the country that can be sorted by target population, care model, and more.

May 2018

State and federal policymakers have expressed interest in reforming the health care delivery system to use resources more efficiently and direct resources in ways that improve health outcomes and population health. States have implemented various strategies for changing health care delivery in their Medicaid programs, including Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) programs. This MACPAC brief describes the design and structure of DSRIP programs and how they have evolved over time

Upcoming Events

  • Webinar
    June 6, 2018 2:00 pm

    Join this webinar to learn about strategies for funding improvement and innovation in complex care on a smaller budget. The discussion will include an overview of The Blueprint for Complex Care (a joint project of the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, the Center for Health Care Strategies, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement); case studies on how and why to support patient advocacy, data analytics, clinical models of care, cross-sector communication, unconventional partnerships, and workforce development; examples of evidence-based programs that are ready for replication and scaling; and advice on designing sustainable business models and implementation plans. Speakers include Mark Humowiecki of National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs and Loren Pogir of Transforming Care Partners.

  • Webinar
    June 13, 2018 12:00 pm

    Cosponsored with Grantmakers In Aging
    As part of our collaborative Invitation to Innovation initiative, Grantmakers In Aging and Grantmakers In Health are cosponsoring a monthly series of funders-only discussions focused on the challenges of and opportunities for improving care for people with complex health and social needs.

  • Meeting
    June 20, 2018 • Chicago, Illinois

    Please Join GIH for the 2018 annual conference in Chicago: Navigating Currents of Change

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