Health Equity

Greater Waterbury Health Partnership

2023 - $65,000

This funding will support the Greater Waterbury Health Partnership in transitioning its community care team from being supported primarily by grants to having sustainable funding. The community care team brings together a wide range of health care and social service providers to meet the needs of individuals with high health care and social service needs. The model includes using community health workers to support individuals and coordinate their care and services. With earlier funding from the Connecticut Health Foundation, Greater Waterbury Health Partnership worked with analysts who were able to demonstrate that the community care team’s work improved outcomes – clients were more likely to have housing, receive treatment for substance use, and have better control of chronic conditions – and saved money by helping individuals get routine care and avoid emergency department visits and other more costly care.

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