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Administration of Children & Families/HHS

Interoperability Initiative

Learn how ACF/HHS is working to promote interoperability between state health and human service systems including reports, guidance, toolkits on the following topics:

  • Guidance on using Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) software products in human service programs
  • State reports on the ACF State Sytems Interoperability and Integration (S2I2) Project Grants
  • Guidance on Funding and Cost Allocation 
  • Toolkits on Cost Allocation, Interoperability & Confidentiality
  • Information on the National Human Services Interoperability Architecture (NHSIA) and the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Human Services Domain

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation/HHS

2013-2015: ASPE Project - Integrating H/HS Programs & Reaching Eligible Individuals under the ACA

 

5 Reports:

  1. Overlapping Eligibility & Enrollment: Human Services and Health Programs Under the ACA (12/13) 
  2. Examples of Promising Practices for Integrating and Coordinating Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention: Human Services and Health Programs under the ACA (7/14)
  3. Using Behavioral Economics to Inform the Integration of Human Services and Health Programs under the ACA (7/14)
  4. Opportunities under the ACA for Human Services Programs to Modernize Eligibility and Expedite Eligibility Determination (7/14)
  5. Integrating Health & Human Services Programs and Reaching Eligible Individuals under the ACA: Final Report (2/15)

 

NATIONAL COLLABORATIVE/NWI 5TH ANNUAL MEETING (APRIL 16-17, 2015)

At the 5th Annual Meeting, APHSA launched the National Collaborative for Integration of Health & Human services (National Collaborative) aimed to expand upon NWI's efforts to transform the nation's health and human services system. The NC focused on elements of successful integration efforts as well as real-world examples of horizontal integration impacting population health and well-being.

 

2015 NC/NWI Meeting Summary

 

Presentations:

 

Day 1 - April 16, 2015

 

Where We've Been and Where We're Going

Anita Light, Director, National Collaborative

Megan Lape, National Collaborative & Chair, H/HS Integration Maturity Model Task Force  *Also see the NC H/HS Integration Maturity Model v2

Allison Davis, NJ DHS, Co-Chair, Analytics Committee

Brian Howells, PCG, Co-Chair, Workforce Committee

 

Politics, Money & Rising Caseloads: What's Driving the Integration Agenda?

Ron Smith, Director of Legislative Affairs, APHSA

Rick Friedman, H/HS Consultant, APHSA

 

From the Client's Perspective: Examples of Horizontal Integration

Bill Hazel, MD, Secretary, Health & Human Resources Agency, Commonwealth of Virginia

Kevin Burt, Policy & Program Assistant Director, Department of Workforce Services, State of Utah

Uma Ahluwalia, Director, Department of Health & Human Services, Montgomery County, Maryland

 

Successful Partnerships: Lessons Learned from States/Locals

Anita Light, Director, National Collaborative

Stephanie Muth, Deputy Executive Director, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Anita Friedman, Deputy Director, Department of Human Services, Arlington County, Virginia and Jeanne Booth, Economic Independence Division Chief, Department of Human Services, Arlington County, Virginia

 

 

Day 2 - April 17, 2015

 

How is Data Sharing Enabling Integrated Service Delivery and Successful Partnerships?

Allison Davis, Senior Researcher and Executive Manager, Division of Family Development's Research, Operations and Reporting Unit, Department of Human Services, State of New Jersey

Melissa Beard, Data Governance Coordinator, Education, Research and Data Center, Office of Financial Management, State of Washington

Arthur Lomboy, Business Intelligence Data Manager, Department of Social Services, Monterey County, California

 

Examples from the Field: Moving Up the Curve

Heidi Welsch, Director, Family Support and Assistance Division, Department of Community Services, Olmsted County, Minnesota

Jane Wilson, Program Development Manager, Planning, Research, Evaluation and Engagement, Office of the Director, Human Services Department, Sonoma County, California

(Also see www.upstreaminvestments.org

NWI's 4th ANNUAL CONVENING (APRIL 23-24, 2014)

 

At the 2014 Annual Convening, NWI focused on the challenges being faced based on the national and state/local findings from the 2013 H/HS Integration Self-Assessment and how jurisidctions were addressing them as they transform their health and human service agencies. 

 

Agenda for NWI 2014 Annual Convening

 

Presentations:

Necessity of Business Process Reengineering in Transformation

Cemere James, Deputy Director, Work Support Strategies/CLASP

 

Opportunities for Service Delivery Integration

Alice Lind, Director, Grants & Program Development, WA Health Care Authority

Liz Misa, Deputy Medicaid Director, New York Department of Health

Stephanie Radtke, Deputy Director, Dakota County Community Services, Minnesota

 

Workforce in an Integrated Environment

Nikki Hatch, Deputy Executive Director, Operations, CO Department of Human Services


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