CommunityCares, Arizona’s SDOH Referral System, Powered by Unite Us
Contexture, the Arizona HIE, teamed with AHCCCS and, in collaboration with 2-1-1 Arizona (Solari), implemented a single, statewide referral system, CommunityCares, to address social determinants of health (SDOH) needs in Arizona. This new technology platform, powered by Unite Us, is designed to connect healthcare and community service providers to streamline the referral process, foster easier access to vital services and provide confirmation when social services are delivered.
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s state Medicaid agency, launched its Whole Person Care Initiative (WPCI) to focus on the social factors that have an impact on individual health and well-being, such as housing, employment, criminal justice, non-emergency transportation, and home and community-based services interventions. As part of the WPCI strategy, AHCCCS partnered with Health Current to develop a technology solution that can support providers, health plans, community-based organizations (CBOs) and community stakeholders in meeting the healthcare and social-economic needs of Arizonans.
By combining the forces of Contexture, AHCCCS and 2-1-1 Arizona (Solari), and leveraging the power of technology, the Unite Us platform promises to be a game changer in helping the community better serve the social service needs of all Arizonans.
Contact Andrew Terech, Director, SDOH.
Learn about the new Unite Us platform powering CommunityCares, Arizona’s social determinants of health (SDOH) referral system.
Roadshow Presentation Details
You’re invited to attend one of our virtual CommunityCares SDOH Roadshow presentations to explore the new system and learn how to participate in the program.
Each presentation features:
- A brief overview of the SDOH initiative.
- A demonstration of the new CommunityCares solution powered by Unite Us.
- Q&A forum.
In the News
Healthcare Innovation News Article
March 1, 2021
Resources that enhance quality of life can have a significant influence on population health outcomes. Examples of such resources include safe and affordable housing, access to education, public safety, availability of healthy foods, local emergency and health services and environments free of life-threatening toxins.