Blueprint for Complex Care

Advancing the emerging complex care field to effectively address root causes of poor health cannot be achieved by individual organizations. Doing so requires a coordinated effort across many organizations, communities, and states to align common goals. The Blueprint for Complex Care, a joint project of the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, the Center for Health Care Strategies, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, provides a strategic plan to support these multidisciplinary innovations and accelerate opportunities to improve care for individuals with complex health and social needs.

In developing the Blueprint, the authors listened to experts and frontline stakeholders – including consumers, providers, administrators, executives, and more – to outline the goals, needs, and priorities of the complex care movement. The resulting report assesses the current state of the field and outlines actionable recommendations to help the field reach its full potential for improving care delivery for the nation’s most vulnerable patients. It outlines strategies for:

  • Developing a shared identity
  • Codifying standards
  • Building a collective knowledge base
  • Bolstering leadership and grassroots support
  • Solidifying sustainable funding and effective policies

The Blueprint, made possible through The Commonwealth Fund, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The SCAN Foundation, aims to guide the maturing field and provide a clear path for achieving an ambitious set of goals. It seeks not to dictate what the field should look like, but rather to facilitate a conversation among a diverse array of committed stakeholders to ultimately build a set of practices and knowledge that lead to improved lives for patients with the most complex needs.

Lessons from the Camden Coalition care team efforts to improve Healthy Days data collection
This brief examines the hurdles our care teams faced in their attempts to collect patient-reported data through the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC)…
Read More
Brief: Student homelessness in Camden City School District
This brief, a collaboration between the Camden City School District (CCSD), Nemours Children’s Health System, and the Camden Coalition, used our integrated data to show…
Read More
Guide: Talking to patients about the COVID-19 vaccines
This guide offers practical strategies for healthcare professionals who may encounter questions or concerns from clients/patients regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.
Read More
Exploring consumer engagement experiences: A research project co-led by the National Consumer Scholars
Consumer engagement is becoming a popular concept in healthcare, with organizations increasingly understanding the value in working closely with those they serve in order to…
Read More
A group of National Consumer Scholars smile for the camera at one of our annual conferences
Resilient communities through teamwork and health justice: The Camden Coalition’s 2020 annual report
Our main takeaway from the January 2020 release of the results of the randomized controlled trial that investigated…
Read More
2020 Annual Report Thumbnail
Leveraging Accountable Health Communities during the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on the interrelatedness between social needs and health. As the pandemic continues to disproportionately impact communities of color,…
Read More

Stay Informed

Join our mailing list to get the latest updates sent right to your inbox from the Camden Coalition.

Sign Up