Health Equity

Greater Waterbury Health Partnership

2020 - $100,000

This grant will fund the second year of a three-year initiative intended to develop a community care team, which brings together clinical care providers from Waterbury Hospital and Saint Mary’s Hospital and community-based health and social service providers who work together to meet the needs of high-need patients. In the first year, the partners – including Center for Human Development and New Opportunities, Inc. – worked together to address patient needs including homelessness, lack of transportation, and behavioral health or substance use treatment. In the second year, the partners plan to hire a community health worker or case manager to grow the team’s capacity to serve more patients, expand participation in an electronic referral network to connect patients to community-based services more efficiently, and develop analyses to identify the return on investment achieved by the team’s work. This grant is part of a funding opportunity meant to build more systematic links between community-based organizations and hospitals.

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