Introducing CommunityCares, Arizona’s SDOH Referral System
Heath Current teamed with AHCCCS and, in collaboration with 2-1-1 Arizona, has implemented a single, statewide closed loop referral system, CommunityCares, to address social determinants of health (SDOH) needs in Arizona. This new technology platform 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 Health Current, AHCCCS and 2-1-1 Arizona (Solari), and leveraging the combined power of technology and trust, the NowPow platform promises to be a game changer in helping the community better serve the social service needs of all Arizonans.
SDOH System Roadshow Video PresentationFor a copy of the slide presentation from the Roadshow, click here.
Watch the video of an in-depth demo of the SDOH closed loop referral system:
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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.