Session 1: Developing a Strategy for Addressing SDOH and Establishing Community Partnerships
The first meeting will be an in-person session on Wednesday September 29th from 1pm – 4pm at the NAACOS Fall conference in Washington, DC. Attendance at the kickoff-meeting is highly recommended because it will give participants an opportunity to begin making connections with peers that will improve the quality of interactions over the duration of the collaborative. The first half of the meeting will focus on establishing a context and framework for developing a high level SDOH strategy.
The second half of the meeting will focus on establishing community partnerships and developing a framework for community partner relationships. The discussion will include topics such as: identification and evaluation of community partners, establishing fair and effective contracts, governance structures, performance metrics, information sharing, incident reporting and closed-loop referral platforms. ACOs are welcome to bring a community partner to the meeting (limited funding is available to support travel costs for a small number of community partners). Community partners will bring helpful perspectives on the elements of a well-functioning relationship with health systems and common challenges.