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State Innovation Model (SIM) Community Advisory Task Force
Function: The SIM Community Advisory Task Force provides strategic direction and guides decision making to advance the goals outlined in Minnesota's State Innovation Model Testing proposal that focus on community and patient engagement, integration across the continuum of care, and population health improvement. Duties include: (1) Advising on priorities, providing input on the development of strategies, and identifying resources and support necessary to implement strategies and achieve SIM goals; (2) Providing guidance on communications, consumer engagement, and culturally appropriate outreach; (3) Discussing strategies for integration of services across care delivery settings and alignment of approaches across providers/payers/communities; (4) Providing guidance on opportunities to leverage or building upon existing investments in technical infrastructure, including electronic health records and other health information technologies; (5) Offering guidance and assistance in educating communities on new models of care delivery and strategies for patient engagement; (6) Developing strategies to identify and share best practices, success stories, and evidence of local impact; and (7) Guiding discussions to identify approaches for sustainability of activities and alignment with related efforts.
"The Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Health have appointed two task forces to support the Minnesota Accountable Health Model initiative, which aims to improve community health and ensure that every Minnesotan has access to team-based, coordinated, patient-centered care. The Community Advisory Task Force, focuses on engaging communities and patients and the Multi-Payer Alignment Task Force focuses working to reduce barriers to health care delivery reform.
Minnesota was awarded a $45 million State Innovation Model (SIM) grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in February 2013. The initiative will use the funds over the next 3½ years to develop new ways of creating healthy communities and delivering and paying for health care."
From the Health Reform Minnesota website.
Membership includes: Local Public Health Representative, Primary Care Practitioner Representative, Specialty Care Provider Representative, Hospital Representative, Representative of Community or Cultural Organizations focused on health disparities / health equity, representative of Tribal Organizations, representative of consumers, representative of employers, representative of County Human Services, Social Services representative, Behavioral, Mental and Chemical Health representative, Health Plan/Payer representative, Schools/School District representative, Faith-Based Organization representative, and At-Large representative.
Commissioners of the Minnesota Departments of Health and Human Services
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