As CTC-RI works to bring industry leaders and voices to the table to collaborate and address Rhode Island's primary care workforce crisis, one important avenue to address is our pipeline for nurse care managers.
On June 21, the Care + Community + Equity (CCE) program’s meeting brought together participating practices, and community experts to discuss best practice sharing. Clinical teams from Thundermist Health Center, Clinica Esperanza Hope Clinic, and Tri-County Community Action Agency shared progress and successes in their self-monitoring blood pressure and cardiovascular disease programs.
CTC-RI and MLPB invite primary care practices serving older adults to participate in a Health-Related Social Needs (HRSN) Learning-and-Action Lab series. This is a two-phased initiative designed to inform and improve clinic-based HRSN screening, referral, and problem-solving strategies impacting older adults who live in RI.
With funding provided by UnitedHealthcare, CTC-RI is excited to announce a funding and training opportunity to increase pediatric integrated behavioral health (IBH) capacity in up to five RI-based practices.
CTC-RI together with RIDOH/EOHHS and the CDC are pleased to offer up to fifteen (15) primary care practices the opportunity to participate in a new Demographic Data Collection Pilot Project. Participating practices will conduct a Baseline Needs Assessment and participate in a Train-the-Trainer Demographic Data Collection Best Practice Webinar Series.
In June, CTC-RI’s Clinical Strategy Committee (CSC) hosted a session entitled "MassHealth Primary Care Health Reform & Social Risk Adjustment.” This enlightening event was a collaborative effort featuring experts who shared their invaluable insights on transforming primary care and addressing social risk adjustment in the healthcare landscape.
Last “Call for Applications” for the fall 2023 NCM/CC Standardized Core Curriculum GLearn Program. Now in its sixth year, the program was developed in partnership with Geisinger to meet the primary care community’s requests for more care management training in Rhode Island.
CTC-RI is excited to be hosting the STD/HIV Prevention Training Center of New England for a presentation discussing STI screening, including best practices and updated screening guidelines for common STIs, RI data on STI screening and prevalence, and discussion of how STI screening is tailored to specific populations at Women and Infants Hospital and Open Door Health.
In July, the Developmental Understanding and Legal Collaboration for Everyone (DULCE) and Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) learning collaborative met to deepen their understanding of the DULCE approach. The participating practices, Family Care Center and Toll Gate Pediatrics, shared progress updates on their ongoing efforts to engage families and implement the DULCE approach.
CTC-RI and PCMH Kids welcomed pediatric practices and stakeholders to the quarterly "Improving Child Health in RI" meeting this month with the purpose of providing updates on the Medicaid Pediatric Healthcare Recovery Program. Of note, 100% of the practices participating in this program are eligible to receive incentive payments based on meeting the behavioral health ECHO requirements.
As behavioral health integration (BHI) in primary care is sweeping the nation, the Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative (a partnership between the American Medical Association and 7 other leading physician organizations) is piloting an enhanced technical assistance program for physician practices and systems across the country that is immersive, virtual and packed with content experts ac
CTC-RI, in collaboration with RIDOH and UnitedHealthcare, is pleased to offer funding for up to six practices or organizations to participate in a six-month quality improvement initiative to improve care for older adults.
The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island is to lead the transformation of primary care in Rhode Island in the context of an integrated health care system; and to improve the quality of care, the patient experience of care, the affordability of care, and the health of the populations we serve.