The W. M. Keck Foundation recently awarded Partners in Care Foundation a $250,000 grant to pilot new collaborative chronic care management models for integrating community-based social services with healthcare.
This two-year grant will enable Partners to demonstrate the feasibility of sharing revenue between health care and social service providers in ways that benefit patients, healthcare providers and payers and community-based organizations (CBOs).Partners will create a toolkit for physicians and CBOs nationwide as we work through sharing reimbursement and changing workflows. Additionally, this project will enable Partners to build on existing partnerships with healthcare entities to provide much-needed inter-sector care coordination to a high-risk group of Medicare and Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
Karen Schneider, Partners’ vice president of Development, explained, “This pilot is critically important. Physicians will be better informed about their patients’ needs and provide care in the context of what happens at home. It also will provide patients with access to new supports to improve their own health through better nutrition, medication management, caregiver support, transportation and other services.”
Based in Los Angeles, the W. M. Keck Foundation was established in 1954 by the late W. M. Keck, founder of the Superior Oil Company. The Foundation’s grant making is focused primarily on pioneering efforts in the areas of medical, science and engineering research. The Foundation also maintains an undergraduate education program and a Southern California grant program that provides support for the Los Angeles community in the areas of health care, civic and community services, education and the arts.
About Partners in Care Foundation
Since 1997, Partners in Care Foundation, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization, has served communities by providing preventative support and social services to adults with complex health issues. Partners is a family of healthcare innovators collaborating with a wide array of health plans, hospitals and physician networks, community based organizations, and governmental agencies. Based in the Greater Los Angeles area, Partners is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Partners is the largest organization of its kind in California. For more information, visit www.picf.org.