NATIONAL COLLABORATIVE FOR INTEGRATION OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
- October 6, 2016 - The White House announced the expansion of the Opportunity Project and the launch of twenty-nine new digital tools built by companies and non-profit organizations to increase access to opportunity in communities across the country. More information on Interoperability and Data Analytics can be found here.
- September 19, 2016 - The Government Institute at KPMG released a report, Life After the Big Bang: Exploring Modular, Agile Paths Toward Health and Human Services Modernization. The report recognizes that the "well-being, safety, and empowerment of citizens increasingly hinges on the existence of streamlined technological ecosystems capable of quickly and efficiently delivering services to end users, and in keeping with this mission, states and counties across the nation are moving to revamp and streamline outdated HHS systems. To explore how states and localities are navigating the shift from a 'big bang,' waterfall modernization model to a modular, agile approach, Government Business Council, the research arm of Government Executive and Route Fifty, interviewed 17 experts involved in HHS systems modernization at the request of KPMG LLP."
- September 15, 2016 - The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in collaboration with the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD), published a collection of tools, designed to help public health maximize partnerships with Medicaid to improve population health. This project contributes to the Triple Aim by identifying specific opportunities, challenges, and solutions for promoting increased collaboration between Medicaid and public health.
- September 9, 2016 - USDA Awards Grants to Boost Access to Farmers Market, Nutritious Foods for SNAP Participants
- September 7, 2016 - Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Significant Decrease in Household Food Insecurity in the United States
- September 6, 2016 - USDA Awards Grants to Preserve Affordable Rural Housing
- September 6, 2016 - USDA Announces $6.7 million in Grants for Child Care & Schools during the Back to School Season
- September 6, 2016 - CMS awards consumer assistance funding to support 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment. CMS announced $63 million in Navigator grant awards to returning and new organizations. These awards will support local in-person assistance to help consumers navigate, shop, and enroll in the wide variety of Marketplace coverage options.
- August 31, 2016 - USDA Announces Initiative to Provide Transitional Housing for Rural Americans in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders
- August 31, 2016 - USDA Announces Selected Organizations to Better Connect Low-Income Elderly and Disabled Americans with Healthy Food
- August, 2016 - CMS releases State Medicaid Director Letter (SMDL) about Mechanized Claims Processing and Information Retrieval Systems
- August, 2016 - The Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program August’s commentary describes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) strategies for sharing resources about reducing substance use disorders, including: (1) national webinars highlighting the most popular topics from the past year; (2) webpage resources including slides from our Targeted Learning Opportunity series; and (3) ongoing technical support and tools. To read more, visit the commentary page here: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/innovation-accelerator-program/iap-commentary/cms-commentary.html
- August, 2016 - The Administration for Children & Families' Office of Community Services has released this new informational bulletin to provide guidance on using the Community Services Block Grant to provide services to children and parents together.
- August, 2016 - The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) released guidance about how State Commissioners can support ACF Strategic Goals around Two-Generation Approaches. Below is a letter sent to State Commissioners that describes ACF’s commitment to the two-generation, whole-family approach, and that highlights some current resources and ones in development in support of state and local efforts.
- August, 2016 - State Medicaid Director Letter (SMDL) on Mechanized Claims Processing and Information Retrieval Systems: On 8/16, CMS issued guidance to states and other stakeholders concerning Mechanized Claims Processing and Information Retrieval Systems. The letter provided information specifically to the Modular Certification process, recommended modules, modular acquisition, the role of the Systems Integrator, Independent verification and validation (IV & V), and MITA 3.0 compliance. This letter is the third in the series of sub-regulatory guidance related to the publication of the 90/10 final rule issued on December 4, 2015. The letter is available online on Medicaid.gov at https://www.medicaid.gov/federal-policy-guidance/federal-policy-guidance.html
- August, 2016 - The NC FAST: North Carolina's Approach to Integrated Case Management Webinar recording from the Tri-Agency Working Group of HHS/Administration for Children and Families (ACF), CMS/Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS), and USDA/Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) can be found here. A pdf of the slide deck is below:
National Collaborative Foundational Documents
- 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!