The United Way of Greater Cleveland, as highlighted in our recent webinar (slides here), is the Trusted Broker for a coalition including 11 partners — five health insurers (Buckeye Health Plan (Centene), CareSource, Humana, Molina Healthcare Ohio, UnitedHealthCare Community Plan of Ohio), three hospital systems (Cleveland Clinic, The MetroHealth System, Sisters of Charity Health System), two philanthropies (Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation and Sisters of Charity Foundation), and the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging — which is providing medically tailored meals, social support and nutrition education to food insecure and socially isolated older adults which chronic conditions in Cuyahoga County. The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is providing the food and services to the targeted older adults. This initiative began in March of 2021.
Stakeholders in Albany, New York, organized and led by the Alliance for Better Health playing the Trusted Broker role, lauched a collaborative effort in March 2021 to overcome access and hesitancy barriers to COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the NY state Capital Region. Albany was not part of the original 10 CAPGI communities but the Alliance assembled the working group to focus on common SDOH priorities in the fall of 2020 and approached Len Nichols directly. Four health insurers (Capital District Physicians Health Plan or CDPHP, MVP Health Care, Highmark BlueShield of Northeastern New York, and Fidelis Care), one hospital system (St. Peter’s Health Partners), and both city and county governments, plus local departments of health all contributed financial or in-kind support to thievaccine initiative. The Alliance-led group is now deciding which of three possible SDOH projects to apply CAPGI to next.
Prosper Waco is the Trusted Broker helping to implement Waco Connect, a complex case management project coordinated by social workers for families with behavioral health related social needs. Waco Connect began in April after an extensive planning process initiated by Prosper Waco’s Behavioral Health Leadership Team. Partners here include Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Hospital, Ascension Providence Hospital, City of Waco Police Department and McLennan County Sheriff’s Office.