Foundational Partnerships: Community Hubs
To address the social health needs of patients, MSHIELD works closely with transformative community hubs across Michigan doing the work to advance health equity and drive systems-change.
Community hubs are regional networks of community-based organizations that can connect individuals with local resources for their social health needs. These hubs work at the person, provider, and systems levels to ensure that community systems align to meet residents’ needs.
Each hub program provides an array of supportive social services to address social health needs including resources for safe and affordable housing, access to food, mental health and substance use services, complex care management, health education, assistance accessing care, transportation, utility needs, and other social and behavioral services.
The Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) coordinates the Learning Network. CHRT facilitates dialogue between partners, manages data collection and analysis, supports internal and external communications, conducts community outreach, helps to secure additional funding, maintains fiduciary responsibilities, and both conducts and manages evaluations.
Collaborative Quality Initiatives (CQIs) which seek to address some of the most common, complex, and costly areas of surgical and medical care. CQI Coordinating Centers, led by University of Michigan faculty, work collaboratively with health care providers throughout Michigan to collect data to a centralized registry; analyze and share data to identify processes that lead to improved delivery of care and outcomes, and guide quality improvement interventions.
Value Partnerships is a collection of programs from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), physicians and hospitals across Michigan that make health care work better for everyone. Generous ongoing funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and Blue Care Network (BCN) enables Michigan hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers to be involved in a unique, collaborative model using data collection and sharing of best practices to help health professionals improve patient outcomes.