Blueprint for Complex Care

Advancing the emerging complex care field to effectively address root causes of poor health cannot be achieved by individual organizations. Doing so requires a coordinated effort across many organizations, communities, and states to align common goals. The Blueprint for Complex Care, a joint project of the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, the Center for Health Care Strategies, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, provides a strategic plan to support these multidisciplinary innovations and accelerate opportunities to improve care for individuals with complex health and social needs.

In developing the Blueprint, the authors listened to experts and frontline stakeholders – including consumers, providers, administrators, executives, and more – to outline the goals, needs, and priorities of the complex care movement. The resulting report assesses the current state of the field and outlines actionable recommendations to help the field reach its full potential for improving care delivery for the nation’s most vulnerable patients. It outlines strategies for:

  • Developing a shared identity
  • Codifying standards
  • Building a collective knowledge base
  • Bolstering leadership and grassroots support
  • Solidifying sustainable funding and effective policies

The Blueprint, made possible through The Commonwealth Fund, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The SCAN Foundation, aims to guide the maturing field and provide a clear path for achieving an ambitious set of goals. It seeks not to dictate what the field should look like, but rather to facilitate a conversation among a diverse array of committed stakeholders to ultimately build a set of practices and knowledge that lead to improved lives for patients with the most complex needs.

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