MLPB and CTC-RI HRSN Phase II Program to Begin in September

  • 10 Aug 2023

MLPB and CTC-RI are excited to begin working with primary care practices and older community constituents in MLPB’s Health-Related Social Needs (HRSN) Learning-And-Action Lab series!  The series, which is set to begin in September, is the second of a two-phased initiative designed to inform and improve primary care -based HRSN screening, referral, and problem-solving strategies impacting older adults who live in Rhode Island. Through generous funding from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island*, the Lab explores how the screening experience of older adults (age 55 and over) can be enhanced, and how care teams and insurers can be more responsive to patients’ goals.

In Phase II, a group of older adults who participated in the Phase I Learning Lab will share priorities for improving HRSN screening with staff from several Rhode Island primary care practices over five videoconference sessions. Phase II Action Lab participants will identify strategies to improve the screening and referral processes in the primary care setting.  Videoconference sessions are scheduled to begin September 7 and run through January 2024.

CTC-RI will support MLPB with implementation of practice transformation strategies with up to seven primary care practices that will be selected to participate in these best practices for strengths-based screening, triage and response.

More information can be found here Phase II Learning and Action Lab Flyer or contact Yolanda Bowes, CTC-RI Program Manager at or Rebecca Kislak at MLPB at

*Support provided through the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Community Health donor advised fund at the Rhode Island Foundation. MLPB is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE. The project is funded by a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island. Created in 1939, the mission of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is to improve members’ health and peace of mind by facilitating their access to affordable, high-quality healthcare.