NEW! February 26, 2016 - The National Collaborative's Workforce Committee released its report, "Human Resources as a Strategic Partner for H/HS." The report summarizes state/local findings from a survey sent in Fall, 2015 to collect information on how H/HS leaders leverage the HR function in their agencies. It provides recommendations for how to close the gaps between the current "as-is" partnerships and where HR could be more useful in driving the direction of ones' agency.
NEW! December 17, 2015 - The National Collaborative's Analytics Committee released the 2015 Roadmap to Capacity Building in Analytics, a white paper building upon the Committee's 2014 Analytic Capability Roadmap 1.0 for Human Service Agencies. The 2015 Roadmap provides information on:
NEW! December 4, 2015 - The National Collaborative releases On the Road to Horizontal Integration: Results from APHSA's 2015 National Survey of Health & Human Service Agencies, which is this year's national scan of public-sector agencies to further understand where they are on the road to service integration and data interoperability along the Human Services Value Curve. The report also outlines national trends over the past two years since the initial 2013 national scan.
October 19, 2015 Webinar - Building a Better Service Deilvery System: Breaking Down Silos AUDIO/SLIDES
APHSA's National Collaborative for Integration of H/HS has made great strides in promoting strategies for h/hs integration. States are currently building a technology infrastructure to support this vision. Speakers on this webinar will focus on the human resources (talent), process, and policy aspects of integration using examples and case studies. Participants will learn how states are organizing their workforces to truly deliver services in a holistic manner and practical strategis to address process and policy barriers.
Mary Ann Cooney, New Hampshire DHHS
Amy Lapierre, Rhode Island EOHHS
Lindsay Hough, Deloitte
Elizabeth Bacon, Deloitte
Megan Lape, Ntl Collaborative/APHSA
October, 2015: APHSA's Health & Human Services Value Curve Toolkit
Using the Human Services Value Curve framework developed by Harvard, the National Collaborative's Health & Human Services Integration Maturity Model and findings from our national scan of the states & localities, APHSA has developed a toolkit for state & local leaders to help implement the change required to improve health and human services outcomes. Click here to access the Toolkit!
Center for Budget & Policy Priorities' National Program Integration Task Force released an issue paper identifying and evaluating opportunities to align eligibility and enrollment policies & procedures between SNAP & Medicaid.
NWI Officially Re-launches as the NATIONAL COLLABORATIVE FOR INTEGRATION OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Due to NWI's past success and the accelerating interest by states and localities in the potential benefits that horizontal integration of services hold for them, APHSA has decided to take NWI to the next level. Read more....
National Collaborative/NWI 5th Annual Meeting, April 16-17, 2015
At the 5th Annual Meeting, APHSA launched the National Collaborative for Integration of Health & Human services (National Collaborative) aimed to expand upon NWI's efforts to transform the nation's health and human services system. The NC focused on elements of successful integration efforts as well as real-world examples of horizontal integration impacting population health and well-being.
Day 1 - April 16, 2015
Anita Light, Director, National Collaborative
Megan Lape, National Collaborative & Chair, H/HS Integration Maturity Model Task Force *Also see the NC H/HS Integration Maturity Model v2
Allison Davis, NJ DHS, Co-Chair, Analytics Committee
Brian Howells, PCG, Co-Chair, Workforce Committee
Ron Smith, Director of Legislative Affairs, APHSA
Rick Friedman, H/HS Consultant, APHSA
From the Client's Perspective: Examples of Horizontal Integration
Successful Partnerships: Lessons Learned from States/Locals
Anita Friedman, Deputy Director, Department of Human Services, Arlington County, Virginia and Jeanne Booth, Economic Independence Division Chief, Department of Human Services, Arlington County, Virginia
Day 2 - April 17, 2015
How is Data Sharing Enabling Integrated Service Delivery and Successful Partnerships?
Examples from the Field: Moving Up the Curve
(Also see www.upstreaminvestments.org)
October 28, 2014: Medicaid E&E 90/10 FFP & A-87 Exception Extended!
CMS issued a letter to APHSA and the National Association of Medicaid Directors announcing their intent to propose regulations permanently extending the availability of 90 percent funding federal matching funds for Medicaid eligbility and enrollment systems and to provide guidance authorizing a three-year extension of the OMB A-87 cost allocation exception. The full letter is available here.
REVISED TOOLKIT- July 11, 2014: A-87 Exception Toolkit for Human Service Agencies: Description of the Exception and Recommendations for Action. The report was originally released on a joint call with APHSA and Federal State Systems Directors from ACF, CMS & FNS on January 23, 2014. Click here to access the slides.
September, 2013: APHSA/NWI's
Implementation Readiness Checklist for State and Local HHS Agencies
Hear from states & localities from around the country discuss topics includingsystem modernization, data sharing, new governance and business models fostering h/hs integration, repurposing the workforce and how health reform has impacted human services.
For more information on the NWI Webinar Series, contact Megan Lape.