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BMC welcomes 25 newly trained members from Southeast Washington ATLC

On August 5, 2016 the Bridge Model National Office trained 25 Aging Long Term Care (ALTC) care coordinators, case managers and Health Home coordinators at Southeast Washington ALTC Office in Kennewick, WA. After our initial training in 2014, we were invited back to train a new batch of staff. A delightful and engaged group welcomed us […]

Collaborative Action Team training for Community Health — Older adult Network (CATCH-ON)

The overarching mission of the CATCH-ON is to unify state-wide academic, health, and community organizations and resources to prepare a geriatric collaborative practice-ready health workforce optimizing health while, serving and improving patient-centered health and wellness outcomes. CATCH-ON collaborators and partners, in consultation with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), older adults, family caregivers, and […]

New Bridge analysis showing 20% all cause 30-day readmissions reduction published in JAGS

Analysis of a Social Work–Based Model of Transitional Care to Reduce Hospital Readmissions: Preliminary Data by Boutwell and colleagues was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (May 2016). Findings demonstrated all cause readmissions among all home-going Medicare FFS beneficiaries by a statically significant 20%. This effort was conducted at scale – 1,546 discharges to home (with or without home […]

Bridge highlighted as successful intervention in Aging Well Neighborhood

The Community Memorial Foundation has always supported the Bridge Model and continues to be a valuable partner in its development. We were pleased to see the success of Bridge highlighted in the Feb. 16th Grantmakers for Health Bulletin article on the evolution of the Aging Well Neighborhood at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital, entitled, “The Health Care Neighborhood: Philanthropy’s […]

Resources on business acumen for community-based organizations

Over the past couple of years, a lot of attention has been paid to the importance of community-based organizations developing the skills to negotiate and partner effectively with payers, health systems, and provider organizations: Earlier this year, the National Coalition on Care Coordination released a report “Building the Business Case: Community Organizations Responding to the Changing Healthcare Environment for […]

January webinar now open to public: “Working with Transient Populations”

The Bridge Model National Office regularly hosts webinars for the Bridge Model Collaborative. We have decided to offer our next webinar to the general public! This webinar, “Working with Transient Populations” will be scheduled for January 26th 2016,1:00-2:00pm Central Time (2:00pm EDT, 11:00am PDT). Invited presenter, Marifel Sison, Hospital Liaison & Case Manager Supervisor from Ascencia, […]

CBOs engaging in health reform and managed LTSS initiatives

In a recent Health Affairs blog post, authors Anand Parekh and Robert Schreiber describe opportunities for community-based organizations (CBOs) to contribute toward improved outcomes and reduced costs. In addition to highlighting transitional care as one way CBOs are participating in health reform, the authors also mention the following opportunities: Evidence-based self-management programs Partnering with patient-centered medical homes to receive referrals Collaborate […]

Upcoming Informational Webinars about Bridge

Interested in learning more about the Bridge Model? Join one of these upcoming free informational webinars hosted by some of our partners and featuring various members of the Bridge Model National Office! Tuesday, June 30, 12pm ET: “The Bridge Model”, hosted by Post-Acute Care Center for Research (PACCR). For more details and to register, click here. Thursday, […]