Upcoming NHPF Session to Focus Integrating Social Support Services in Care Delivery

Friday Oct 19, 2012 11:45 am EDT

Breaking Down Silos of Care: Integration of Social Support Services with Health Care DeliveryMany patients with complex chronic illnesses and/or functional impairments face not only managing the medical care necessitated by their conditions, but also finding ways to access supportive services that help them live independently in their homes and communities. Access to supportive services can be difficult for anyone with complex conditions, and social and economic patient characteristics can complicate the task. The absence or insufficiency of home care support; assistance in hospital-to-home transitions; follow-up medical coaching; and access to transportation for medical appointments, adequate nutrition, and mental or behavioral health services act as barriers to positive health care outcomes. Theoretically, models of care, such as health homes, that aim to improve outcomes for people with complex chronic conditions may help fill these gaps. But how far these initiatives will go beyond the traditional medical model of care remains to be determined. This Forum session, a continuation of the Forum’s programming on serving populations with complex conditions, will explore barriers to effective coordination of social support and health care services and will discuss opportunities for service integration.A DISCUSSION FEATURING:Robyn L. Golden, LCSWDirector of Health and AgingRush University Medical Center (Chicago, Illinois)Jane Brock, MDChief Medical Officer Colorado Foundation for Medical CareBetty Shephard, MBALead Vice President, Care ManagementHealthCare Partners (Torrance, California)FRIDAYOCTOBER 19, 201211:45AM - 12:15PM Registration and Lunch12:15PM - 2:00PM DiscussionLOCATIONReserve Officers Association1 Constitution Avenue, NE5th FloorWashington, DC 20002If you do not have access to the electronic registration system, please email your complete contact information to [email protected]

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