Clinical Strategy Committee Meeting: Lessons from Rhode to Equity and Community Health Worker Billing

  • 11 Dec 2023

The Clinical Strategy Committee meeting in November, attended by over 50 attendees, focused on lessons from Rhode to Equity and Community Health Worker (CHW) billing. We heard from RIDOH and EOHHS on the Rhode to Equity initiative, focusing on the project framework and how teams worked together to bridge clinical and community gaps. This was followed by Roberta Goldman, PhD presenting on the findings of a qualitative evaluation focused on the CHW Medicaid billing rollout and implementation. View the recording and presentation here. Speakers included:

  • Allegra Scharff, MPH, Chief of Healthcare Equity and Olmstead Coordinator, RIDOH
  • Breanna Lemieux, Accountable Entity Program Lead, EOHHS
  • Robyn Hall, Assistant Program Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Kinzel Thomas, MSW, LCSW, LCDP, CCHW, Vice President of Equity & Community Development, Family Service of Rhode Island
  • Lynne Driscoll, RN, BSN, CCM, Assistant Vice President Community Health, South County Health
  • Roberta Goldman, PhD, Brown University

The next Clinical Strategy Committee meeting on December 15 will focus on a review of the work conducted throughout the year and a discussion of the CTC-RI strategic plan moving forward.