Using Community Partnerships to Integrate Health and Social Services for High-Need, High-Cost Patients

by Albert Karam; Bianca Kapoor; Bin Xie; Nam Nguyen; Ruben Amarasingham

Jan 1, 2018

The U.S. health care and social services delivery systems are not well-equipped to effectively manage patients with multiple chronic diseases and complex social needs such as food, housing, or substance abuse services. Community-level efforts have emerged across the nation to integrate the activities of disparate social service organizations with local health care delivery systems. Evidence on the experiences and outcomes of these programs is emerging, and there is much to learn about their approaches and challenges.