March 1st: Health Homes and ACO (NO FACULTY)

3-4pm  Health Homes and Accountable Care Organizations: The Changing Delivery and Financing of Primary Care at Montefiore and Beyond
                Henry Chung, MD
Chief Medical Officer for the CMO (CMO squared)
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at AECOM

Please meet Dr. Chung at RPSM in the 3rd floor conference room.


Thursday, March 1, is the official first day of the COPC month.  Ari and I, with the help of Elliot and Aaron, will be accompanying you on multiple field trips to various organizations in the Bronx (and one in Manhattan). We will also learn more about the CHCC community, and the greater Montefiore community. Our goals are to:
1. Define "our" community  
2. Explore the strengths of "our" community
3. Explore the problems of "our" community (What do you think are the greatest problems facing your patients in their daily lives?)
4. Think about how these strengths and problems affect our patients' health 
5. Learn how to hook up your patients to the different institutions and organizations that connect people and represent the community
Throughout the  month, we will reflect as a group on the above goals and what we've learned at each site visit. We will do this for 10-15 minutes prior to the visits I accompany you on. With each site visit, please think about patients in your panel who may benefit from their services, and be sure to find out HOW to connect them (who are appropriate candidates? who is the contact person? how do we go about referring our patient (eg. email, website, phone call - to whoml? etc). We will collect this data in a document to post and hand out to the CHCC providers. 

At the end of the month, we will gather together after the WHEDCO visit with Hillary and each of us will discuss our answers to the following questions:

-What is "our" community?

-What are the strengths?

-Prioritize the problems

-How do these strengths and problems affect our patients' health?

-Come up with at least one way CHCC can better practice COPC


The Social Determinants of Health (WHO definition):

The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, including the health system. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels, which are themselves influenced by policy choices. The social determinants of health are mostly responsible for health inequities - the unfair and avoidable differences in health status seen within and between countries.