Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Grant Awardee
In April 2017, we were awarded funding for the Accountable Health Communities project from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The $4.51 million cooperative agreement will be delivered over a five-year period and will illustrate the effectiveness of providing a systematic process to bridge the gaps between clinical and community services providers while engaging in a community alignment process to improve health outcomes and lower costs.
The project will serve all Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries living in Kent County who complete a screening at one of the partner sites, and who have unmet health-related social needs. Key areas of focus include housing instability, food insecurity, utility needs, interpersonal violence, and transportation. It is projected that over the five-year grant period 125,000 Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries in Kent County will be screened and more than 11,000 will receive assistance connecting with health-related social needs services.