Progress in implementing the recommendations in the Blueprint for Complex Care

Building the complex care field

Complex care is a growing field that seeks to improve health and well-being for people with complex health and social needs — those with multiple medical, behavioral health, and social needs that intersect to drive poor health and well-being outcomes. For over five years, a diverse and growing community of providers, payers, consumers, policymakers, researchers, and administrators have been working independently and in coordination to advance the complex care field.  

Released in 2018, the Blueprint for Complex Care, 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, provides a strategic plan  to support these multidisciplinary innovations, including 11 recommendations for next steps.

This brief presents notable achievements in advancing these recommendations since the Blueprint’s release and highlights additional activities for the next phase of advancing the field of complex care.