Mass Home Care Chosen to be Among Twenty Community Care Hubs by USAging

Jun 5, 2024

Mass Home Care is among 20 Community Care Hubs (CCH) that were chosen for new infrastructure and innovation grants recently announced by the Center of Excellence to Align Health and Social Care (COE), part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute at USAging. The awardees, who were selected through a highly competitive proposal process, represent 18 states and every region of the country.

The intent of these awards is to provide infrastructure funding to the selected CCHs in support of their contracting efforts with health care organizations for coordinated access to and delivery of social care programs and services (including support for hospital-to-home care transition programs) that assess and address health-related social needs and improve health equity and inclusion for individuals, families and/or caregivers. These efforts will also enhance state No Wrong Door access systems and coordinate with local and/or state public health departments.

These grants are supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through a cooperative agreement totaling approximately $12 million over a three-year period with 100-percent funding by ACL/HHS. This funding is part of the COE’s effort to support the development and expansion of sustainable, high-functioning aging and disability CCHs and their networks of social care programs and service providers. The COE will provide the selected CCHs with technical assistance and multi-level capacity-building efforts that promote whole-person care through the alignment of health, public health and social care systems.

As an awardee, Mass Home Care’s intent is to better address health-related social needs and provide access to long-term services and supports to diverse and underserved older adults.