Blueprint for Complex Care

Building the complex care field

Advancing the field of complex care requires a coordinated effort across many organizations, communities, and states to align common goals.

The Blueprint for Complex Care is a joint project of the Camden Coalition’s National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, the Center for Health Care Strategies, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. It provides a strategic plan to support multidisciplinary innovations and opportunities that improve care for individuals with complex health and social needs.

The Blueprint for Complex Care assesses the state of the field when it was published in 2018, and outlines actionable recommendations to help the field reach its full potential for improving care delivery. 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 was made possible through The Commonwealth Fund, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The SCAN Foundation.

Complex Care Champions

Leading organizations in healthcare innovation, policy, and delivery from across the country have endorsed the Blueprint for Complex Care, confirming their support as Complex Care Champions to play a role in advancing the field.

  • AbsoluteCARE, Inc
  • ACT.md
  • AmeriHealth Caritas
  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
  • Bremerton Fire Department
  • Bronson Healthcare
  • California Healthcare Foundation
  • Camden Area Health Education Center
  • Care Oregon’s Housecall Providers
  • Case Management Society of America
  • Center for Health and Social Care Integration at Rush University Medical Center
  • Centerstone
  • Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative
  • Cityblock
  • Communally
  • Community Catalyst
  • Community ConneXor
  • CSH
  • Denver Health and Hospital Authority
  • Dignity Health: Yolo Adult Day Health Center
  • Dominion Behavioral Health Policy
  • Essential Hospitals Institute
  • Families USA
  • Fountain House Inc.
  • Freeman Health System
  • Glenside Care LTd
  • Graceful Seniors
  • Health Hats
  • Health Leads
  • Health Management Associates
  • Hill Country Health and Wellness Center
  • Indiana University
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Jefferson Health
  • JEVS Human Services
  • John A. Hartford Foundation
  • Johns Hopkins Healthcare
  • JourneyCare
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Keswick
  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • Maine Council on Aging
  • Medical Network One
  • National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, George Washington University
  • National Governors Association
  • National Health Care for Homeless Council
  • National Health Data Systems, Inc
  • New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute
  • New Trails Navigators
  • Nonprofit Finance Fund
  • NYC Health + Hospitals
  • PACE Southeast Michigan
  • Partners HealthCare
  • Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
  • Patient Care Intervention Center
  • Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Care Connections
  • Project HOME
  • Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority
  • Qsource
  • Rutgers Center for State Health Policy
  • Samuel Merritt University
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Senscio Systems
  • Sisters Together and Reaching
  • Sparrow Hospital
  • SUNY Upstate University Hospital
  • Ukiah Valley Street Medicine (Adventist Health Ukiah Valley)
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • University of Nebraska Department of Neurological Sciences
  • University of Utah Health Sciences
  • Uplift Solutions
  • Urban Health Institute, Cooper Advanced Care Center
  • Virtua Health System
  • We Care Advocates

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