The Pathways Community HUB Institute (PCHI®) – a national nonprofit that has developed a transformative care coordination model helping communities work together to support their under-resourced populations – is pleased to announce it has recently certified two new Pathways Community HUBs (PCHs) who are successfully working to address health equity across multiple sectors in their communities.
Harris County Pathways Community HUB (Houston, Texas) and Fresno Hope Pathways Community HUB (Fresno, California) have both achieved initial PCHI Certification Level 1 status, effective November 2023 through November 2025. Harris County is the second certified PCH in Texas and Fresno is the first PCH in California!
“Congratulations to both Harris County and Fresno who have demonstrated that they meet the standards of the PCHI Model,” said Jan Ruma, President and CEO, Pathways Community HUB Institute. “At PCHI we believe that by working together through the evidenced-based PCHI Model, communities are making a difference by connecting people to the support, resources, and services they need in order to live healthier, fuller lives.”
The certification program was established in 2013 to ensure fidelity to the PCHI® Model. The Model is a community-based care coordination framework using a value-based payment methodology that brings together community organizations and services to identify individuals with modifiable risk factors – medical, social and behavioral – and connect them to services, track outcomes, and contract with payers that directly tie payment back to those outcomes.
Currently, PCHI offers four certification programs: Pathways Community HUB (PCH), Pathways Agency (PA), Technology Vendor and Community Health Worker (CHW) Instructor. Each certification has varying requirements that must be achieved in order to achieve certification status.
To learn more about PCHI, the PCHI Model and its certification program, please visit: www.pchi-hub.org.