Our National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs launched the regional convenings project to catalyze and support local ecosystems of care across the country.
Each year, we open a request for proposal (RFP) process to select host organizations to hold a regional convening in their community. Our National Center provides financial and logistical support, as well as access to national subject matter experts, to help host organizations bring local stakeholders together to address a barrier to person-centered, integrated care that exists in their community.
Past regional complex care convenings
- Metro Denver, CO: the Colorado Health Institute and the Metro Denver Partnership for Health hosted a convening to address siloed systems using a social health information exchange.
- Clark County, WA: Council for the Homeless hosted a convening to address the disconnect between complex care systems serving the unhoused population.
- New York: the Health & Housing Consortium hosted a convening addressing the lack of safe discharge locations for patients without stable housing.
- Illinois’ Delta Region: the Illinois Public Health Association hosted a convening to increase understanding of the benefits of community health workers.
- Chicago, IL: Rush University Medical Center hosted a convening to address structural barriers for undocumented older adults with complex needs.
- Greater Boston, MA: Silos between complex care teams at different institutions
- North Carolina: How fragmentation of healthcare and social services affects children with complex health needs and their families
- New Orleans, LA: Connecting housing quality and safety to health
- Central Iowa: Mitigating social isolation and loneliness
- Pennsylvania: Deeply rooted health disparities in the state
- Atlanta, GA: Disconnect between patients and social services
- California: Better hiring and support practices for peer health workers
- Washington state: Social isolation among older adults in rural communities