Topic Profile: Alignment Across Sectors – Multi-sector Care Delivery
This topic profile outlines emerging issues, identified barriers and lessons learned around multi-sector care delivery.
AcademyHealth's Payment Reform for Population Health initiative and the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement hosted a two-day workshop, “Striving Toward a Culture of Health: How Do Non-Medical Needs Factor into Alternative Payment Models?”, which convened five multi-sector teams, comprised of health care sector and non-health care sector partners, and led by regional health improvement collaboratives. The workshop provided information from content experts and fostered shared learning across communities to inform next steps in their own specific community-based collaborative projects. The workshop focused on four key topic areas and the related barriers that potentially influence the conditions and collaborations necessary to support non-clinical community-wide population health services.
This profile highlights one of these topic areas, the issue of multi-sector care delivery, along with barriers and lessons learned from the workshop. The session highlighted lessons learned in the last decade about transforming care delivery, particularly in primary care, and spurred discussion on how that care delivery model could be expanded and supported to integrate non-clinical community services into those clinically-focused models.