For communities striving for health equity, collaboration and innovative approaches are essential. PCHI is thrilled to present the findings of a recent study, shedding light on the financing of community partnerships aimed at advancing health equity.
The study examines different approached and their efficacy in aligning financial sustainability with care coordination efforts in communities across the United States. The research team focused on four critical aspects: shared purpose, a common approach to data and measurement, financial sustainability and accountability, and effective governance. In every case, the data revealed that communities with certified Pathways Community HUBs (PCHs) saw better health and social outcomes than those not implementing the PCHI Model.
This study, led by John Hoornbeek in collaboration with Bethany Lanese and Josh Filla at Kent State University, Edward Chiyaka at Wingate University, and Amy Vreeland, Chief Quality Officer for PCHI, involved surveys and interviews with individuals from existing PCHs, emerging PCHs, and those not currently utilizing the PCHI Model.
Among the study participants, Pathways Community HUBs reported high to very high levels of cross-sector community alignment in:
Shared vision and priority outcomes
Incentivizing accountable progress toward shared goals
Using shared data and measurement
Governance - cross-sector engagement and decision-making
For a comprehensive view of the research findings, there are two ways to access:
The Georgia Health Policy Center’s free e-book: Aligning Systems for Health: Research Learnings from Across the Nation
Health Services Research – Nov. 12, 2023 Publication