Community Care Assessment
Path Assist's Community Care Assessments are customized to address each customer's unique needs. Guided by public health practitioners, our process includes community representation at each stage of our research process. Our process uplifts the voices of community members with lived experience of health and social barriers and those dedicated to serving them in community-based service organizations.
Community Insights for Change
The CCA work helps plans understand community partners' capabilities, how their workforce can support a plan's efforts,
and what opportunities exist to deliver a more integrated care experience for members.
Community-Engaged Research Practices
Our product stands out through its commitment to robust industry best community-engaged research practices, ensuring that insights are derived directly from the community voices, fostering a deeper and more authentic understanding of local needs.
Adaptable to Subpopulations
Unlike traditional Community Health Needs Assessments, our approach is highly adaptable to subpopulations. This flexibility allows for a more targeted and nuanced understanding of specific community needs, avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach.
Community Advisory Council
We provide post-assessment options for ongoing engagement through a dedicated Community Advisory Council and benefit design. This continuous involvement ensures community voices remain central to decision-making and program development.
Our process goes beyond assessment by offering comprehensive implementation support. From designing benefits to addressing identified needs or measuring the value of existing programs, we provide actionable strategies that translate into tangible improvements in community health.
This short-term project is led by a multidisciplinary team of public health researchers, project specialists, and data analysts and leverages local partnerships with community members and Federally Qualified Health Center, faith-based organizations, community centers, Community Based Organizations, and academic institutions.
A local Community Advisory Council of key stakeholders in the fields of health care, research, and social services is formed at the start of the project and continues to guide the project and dissemination of findings.
The work begins with a review of the secondary data sets on health and SDOH of the local communities as well as a review of previously published health assessments or reports.
Community members are recruited from local health clinics, faith-based organizations, and community-based organizations to participate in focus groups to evaluate components of the community care model such as:
• Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) assessment
• Plan care system
• Delivery method
The findings are co-analyzed, and recommendations are co-developed with community stakeholders and help our partners better understand the impact of community factors on health and wellbeing, including gaps in services and barriers and facilitators to care in the different counties. Through strengths-based and solutions-focused approaches, this work can help guide new programs and initiatives to promote community-driven solutions to health equity for these communities and support a more tailored approach to the local Path Assist delivery.
Frequently Asked Questions
What sets Path Assist's Community Care Assessments apart from traditional assessments?
Path Assist's Community Care Assessments employ robust industry-best community-engaged research practices. Unlike traditional Community Health Needs Assessments, our approach is highly adaptable to subpopulations, offering a more targeted and nuanced understanding of specific community needs. This adaptability ensures a deeper and more authentic understanding of local needs, fostering a commitment to ongoing engagement through a dedicated Community Advisory Council and benefit design.
How does Path Assist ensure ongoing community involvement and input after the assessment?
Path Assist provides post-assessment options for ongoing engagement through a dedicated Community Advisory Council. This continuous involvement ensures community voices remain central to decision-making and program development. Our process goes beyond assessment by offering comprehensive implementation support, focusing on implementable equity-oriented actions. This commitment ensures that our insights translate into tangible improvements in community health, leveraging community strengths and assets for the most significant impact and success.
How does Path Assist contribute to fostering health equity within communities?
Path Assist actively incorporates an equity lens into the design and evaluation of our Community Care Assessments. Our focus is on identifying needs and actionable, equity-oriented initiatives. We are dedicated to implementing strategies that promote health equity, fostering positive and sustainable change within communities and systems of care. Our research findings are transformed into a pragmatic set of recommendations, capable of enhancing existing benefit offerings or shedding light on opportunities for new programs and benefits that can make a maximum impact on communities, ultimately leading to increased health and well-being.
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