SHIFT - Care Challenge Award Recipient
Holyoke, MA: Holyoke Health Center is among 15 health systems across the Commonwealth that received funding through the Health Policy Commission's (HPC) latest investment program, the SHIFT-Care Challenge. On Monday, April 29th representatives from HPC presented HHC with a check for $565,422 to fund a new initiative program focused specifically on addressing certain health-related social needs (HRSN) in order to decrease patient use of costly and avoidable hospital care. HHC has partnered with Behavioral Health Network, our integrated behavioral health agency, to develop innovative programs to assist patients with economic stability, food access, access to vocational opportunities, community engagement, housing and access to social services. As an awardee of the SHIFT-Care Challenge, HHC will track the progress of the initiative programs and update HPC on services delivered and patient outcomes over an 18-month period.
For more information on the Health Policy Commission SHIFT- Care Challenge, visit www.mass.gov