Arizona’s Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Referral System, CommunityCares


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.

CommunityCares SDOH System Roadshow Reboot Series

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.
CommunityCares SDOH System Roadshow Presentation Schedule

Registration is now open, so register today!
To register for a session, click one of the links below:

Media Center
AHCCSS SDOH Presentation
We invite you to watch the video archive of AHCCCS Director Jami Snyder’s presentation on the role of the SDOH referral system in the state’s Whole Person Care Initiative, delivered at ACHIEVE 2020, the Health Current Annual Summit & Trade Show.

What are Social Determinants of Health?
Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in the environments where people are born, grow, live, learn, work, play and age that affect a wide range of health, well-being, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.

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.

SDOH Workgroup Members
  • A New Leaf
  • Arizona Council of Human Services Providers
  • Arizona Healthy Communities
  • Arizona Hospital & Healthcare Association
  • Catholic Community Services Yuma
  • Circle the City
  • CommonSpirit Health
  • Copa Health
  • Dignity Health
  • El Rio
  • First Things First
  • Garcia Family Foundation
  • HonorHealth Desert Mission Food Bank
  • Human Services Campus
  • Magellan Complete Care of Arizona
  • Mercy Care Plans
  • Native American Connections
  • Native Health
  • North Country Healthcare
  • Solari and 2-1-1 Arizona
  • Sonora Quest
  • Southwest Behavioral & Health Services
  • St. Joseph the Worker
  • Sunset Health
  • Tucson Medical Center
  • UMOM New Day Centers
  • United Healthcare
  • Vitalyst Health Foundation
  • West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Campus