This case study highlights Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP), a unique example where a payer is facilitating regional efforts to address social determinants of health. RMHP serves as a bridge organization within the Accountable Health Communities Model (AHCM), coordinating efforts in a largely rural area.
RMHP is one of seven regional accountable entities (RAE) for the Health First Colorado Accountable Care Collaborative (Colorado’s Medicaid program). RMHP connects Health First Colorado members with both primary care and behavioral health services.Expectations of the AHCM grant include partnerships with food, housing, and transportation sectors, as well as other community-based organizations, to engage nonmedical partners.
Aligning Systems for Health: Health Care + Public Health + Social Services, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and managed by the Georgia Health Policy Center, is focused on learning from stakeholders across the nation about effective ways to align these three sectors to better meet people’s goals and needs.