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How to Strengthen Local Partnerships to Integrate Health, Social Needs

Integrating health and social services for high need high cost patients using community partnerships

Many U.S. communities are launching efforts to connect health care providers with local organizations that can help patients get essential nonmedical services. In a new Commonwealth Fund brief, Ruben Amarasingham, M.D., founder of Pieces Technologies, which develops collaboration tools for health systems and community-based organizations, profiles several of these efforts. He and his colleagues offer practical approaches to help these programs achieve financial sustainability, measure health outcomes and cost-savings, and leverage technology.

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