Evaluation of the Accountable Health Communities Model
This episode features a conversation between Lucia Rojas-Smith, DrPH, MPH, Director of the Center for Community Health Evaluation and Economic Research at RTI and Shannon O’Connor, PhD, MS, MA, a social science research analyst at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. This session is the fourth in a series focused on health care sector efforts to provide Assistance to patients to reduce their social risks. Drs. Rojas-Smith and O’Connor discussed findings from the Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model’s first annual report. Recommended references: Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model Evaluation. First Evaluation Report. 2020. CMS. Building strong community partnerships to address social needs: a case study in effective advisory board collaboration from the Accountable Health Communities model. 2021. Holcomb et al. Developing and evaluating a quality improvement intervention to facilitate patient navigation in the Accountable Health Communities model. Front Med. 2021. Gottlieb et al. Evaluating the Accountable Health Communities demonstration project. J Gen Intern Med. 2017.