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SIM Seeks One (1) Pediatric Primary Care Physician for the Healthcare Innovation Steering Committee
The Office of Health Strategy (OHS) is seeking a Pediatric Primary Care Physician representative to serve on our Healthcare Innovation Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is charged with providing oversight and guidance to OHS related to the implementation of the State Innovation Model (SIM) Model Test Grant. Applications are due on May 4, 2018. For more information and to apply click here.

Consumer Advisory Board Extends Outreach for Consumer Representative

The Office of Health Strategy - State Innovation Model (SIM) Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) has extended our outreach for Consumer Advisory Board.

We seek consumers and advocates who are experienced in dealing with health conditions. We strive towards a diverse and balanced mix of participants and will consider life experience, individual circumstances, source of health insurance, and race or ethnicity. Candidates should be comfortable sharing views; have good problem-solving skills; and be willing to work with others. Most of all, serving as a Consumer Advisory Board member provides an opportunity to learn about healthcare in Connecticut, to advocate for change, and to be the voice of the consumer. The consumer voice is critical to SIM.  Applications will be accepted until 5 pm, Thursday, May 3rd.

For more information and to apply

Click here to apply online

Population Health Council Launches Major Initiative to Create a Healthier Connecticut

Inspired to improve the health and health equity of Connecticut residents, health care consumers, providers and community health organizations recently joined the Connecticut Population Health Council and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman to launch the new Health Enhancement Community (HEC) initiative, a project of the Connecticut State Innovation Model (SIM), which is now part of the newly established Office of Health Strategy (OHS). Read about the work and how you can get involved here.

SIM Office Seeks Primary Care Modernization Consultant
The Office of Health Strategy (OHS) seeks a contractor to provide consulting services to support the State Innovation Model (SIM) Primary Care Modernization initiative. This initiative is being undertaken pursuant to the report of the SIM Practice Transformation Task Force (Task Force), which recommended that payers increase their investment in primary care to enable practices to expand and diversify their care teams and replace a portion of primary care fee-for-service reimbursement with bundled payments to enable more flexible, non-visit-based methods for patient care, support and engagement. 

The State seeks bidders with knowledge and expertise in advanced primary care service delivery and associated payment reforms. Experience with federal and state demonstrations designed to advance multipayer care delivery and payment reforms is preferred. Services include, but are not limited to design and planning, subject matter expertise, stakeholder engagement, meeting facilitation and program content development. This is a competitive procurement, with an anticipated award for the initial phase of work of up to $800,000.

Click on the following link for more information and to submit a proposal in response to the Primary Care Modernization RFP:
Proposals are due on April 24, 2018 at 3 PM.


SIM Releases Operational Plan for Award Year 3

February 1st marked the beginning of the third year of the State Innovation Model initiative, which ends in the beginning of 2020. The newly released SIM Award Year 3 Operational Plan details the work that will be undertaken over the next year. The plan aims to move the State closer to the SIM goals of healthier people, better care, smarter spending, and health equity.

OHS & the SIM PMO Seek Public Comment on Primary Care Payment Reform Report
The Office of Health Strategy seeks public comment on the report and recommendations of the Practice Transformation Task Force entitled Primary Care Payment Reform: Unlocking the Potential of Primary Care.  The PTTF recommends that Connecticut’s payers and providers implement reforms to enable primary care providers to expand and diversify their care teams and provide more flexible, non-visit based methods for patient care, support and engagement. The PMO will accept public comment through April 9, 2018. For more information click here.

Community Health Worker Resource Site Launched
UConn Health Center and Southwest AHEC are pleased to announce the launch of the Connecticut Community Health Worker website. The site was developed to support the growing CHW workforce by highlighting CHW stories, serving as a resource for training opportunities, and educating the public on the roles of CHWs. The site features the roles of CHWs as adapted from the National Community Health Worker Core Consensus (C3) Project by the SIM CHW Advisory Committee. Future plans for the site include sections for career opportunities, resources, and credentialing. Check out the CHW website and share your feedback as we continue to build on this important resource.