This webinar will offer insights from two innovative initiatives that are aligning health care and other social services, and how these enhanced models can work under new payment mechanisms.

Availability
Free

Overview: With a growing emphasis on the role of social determinants in health, more efforts are leveraging payment and delivery system reforms as an opportunity to promote better integration of health care and social services. While such innovative models are demonstrating the potential for “bridging” health and health care and using tools to support enhanced team-based care delivery, less is known about how to build financial supports for these models. This webinar offered insights from two innovative initiatives that are aligning health care and other social services, and how these enhanced models can work under new payment mechanisms. 

Presentation Slides

Faculty:
Manik Bhat, Healthify; Rachel Meeks Cahill, M.P.A., Benefits Data Trust


Course Level:
 101 (Introductory)

This was the first webinar in the series, Pushing the Boundaries: Emerging Innovations in Payment and Delivery System Reform, which examinesemerging innovations that are paving the way for long-term success of payment reform and are driving the change to a population-based, whole person-focused delivery system. For more information about the other two webinars in the series, please visit this webpage.


Faculty Bios:

 

Manik Bhat is the CEO of Healthify and self-proclaimed technophile. After spending years connecting patients to social services in the Baltimore community and dealing with the poor state of affairs in managing a patient's social needs, he decided to start Healthify to improve the status quo. His work has been featured at TEDMED, the Center for Healthcare Strategies, and in Forbes. Mr. Bhat is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University.

  Rachel Meeks Cahill, M.P.A., is the Director of Policy at Benefits Data Trust (BDT), a national not-for-profit organization committed to increasing access to public benefits. As part of the leadership team, Ms. Cahill helps to design and evaluate BDT’s data-driven outreach and enrollment initiatives to ensure that benefits enrollment is simple, comprehensive, and cost-effective. Ms. Cahill also works closely with other national organizations, researchers, and policymakers to advance understanding of the health implications of public benefits programs and influence policy decisions at the state and federal levels. Before joining BDT, Ms. Cahill led policy and advocacy initiatives at the Center for Hunger-Free Communities at Drexel University’s School of Public Health and the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger. Ms. Cahill has extensive knowledge of public health insurance programs and federal nutrition programs and is a nationally recognized expert in SNAP policy. 



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