PRIMARY CARE PRACTICES
The Department of Health is pleased to form the Washington Health Improvement Network (WHIN) to join local organizations like Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA) and serve primary care practices and health home network participants with a newly designed collaborative focused on health/medical home quality improvement, training, and technical assistance.
WHY MEDICAL HOMES?
Health reform continues to be an exciting process, and each community in our state is taking steps to improve the system of care. Medical Homes continue to be the national, state, and local standard for reorganizing how care is delivered to achieve the triple aim: improved patient care, improved population health, and reduced cost.
WHAT IS THE COLLABORATIVE?
The Department of Health will focus on the development of health/medical homes across all payer groups and for all ages in the life course, with emphasis on the national priorities for clinical prevention services, planned care for chronic conditions, integration of behavioral health, and improved care transitions.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Organizations will form quality improvement (QI) teams for the yearlong interaction with their assigned QI coach.
Activities and support will be tailored from your self-assessment results and your organization’s internal QI goals.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
There will only be a nominal cost for onsite session meals, if needed.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
- OVERVIEW: The attached PDF Brief describes the Initiative and answers common questions. This document also provides a link to the enrollment site, and outlines the simple steps to participate.
- ASSESSMENT: The attached PCMH-A is a nationally recognized assessment tool that will provide a baseline look at patient-centered health home development and will assist your team in the selection of goals as well as help us design training tailored to needs in the community.
READY TO ENROLL?
We are sorry but enrollment is closed. For questions please contact Pat Justis at Patricia.Justis@DOH.WA.GOV.