Helping you find the best in evidence-based practices and promising approaches to improve care for people with complex health and social needs.
To improve the health outcomes and daily lives of individuals in the United States with the most complex care needs, six leading health care foundations — The Commonwealth Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Milbank Memorial Fund, Peterson Center on Healthcare, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The SCAN Foundation — are working together to accelerate health system transformation.
This collaborative seeks to help health care organizations participating in value-based payment models — including accountable care organizations and Medicare Advantage Plans — adopt evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes and lower overall costs of care for people with complex needs.
The Better Care Playbook (the Playbook), made possible through the Six Foundation Collaborative and led by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), represents one step toward this aim. It provides users with the best available knowledge about promising approaches to improve care for people with complex needs and encourages users to test best practices in their own care settings. To learn more, visit the Playbook User’s Guide.
The Playbook was launched in 2016 by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and led by the organization through 2019. IHI continues its commitment to developing and implementing systems that improve care for individuals with complex health and social needs.
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The Team Behind the Playbook
The Playbook is made possible by the following six health care foundations and led by CHCS. You can also learn more about the team members behind the Playbook.
- National Health Care Foundations Identify Promising Approaches for Treating Patients with Complex Needs (Press Release, December 2016)
- How High-Need Patients Experience Health Care in the United States: Findings from the 2016 Commonwealth Fund Survey of High-Need Patients (Issue Brief, December 2016)
- Promising Approaches to Improve Care for Patients with Complex Needs (Webinar, March 2017)