SIM Community Advisory Task Force
The Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Health have appointed two task forces to support the Minnesota Accountable Health Model initiative, which aims to improve community health and ensure that every Minnesotan has access to team-based, coordinated, patient-centered care. The Community Advisory Task Force, focuses on engaging communities and patients and the Multi-Payer Alignment Task Force focuses working to reduce barriers to health care delivery reform.
Minnesota was awarded a $45 million State Innovation Model (SIM) grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in February 2013. The initiative will use the funds over the next 3½ years to develop new ways of creating healthy communities and delivering and paying for health care.
- November 22, 2013
11/22/13 | 9 a.m. to Noon
Community Advisory Task Force
Hiway Federal Credit Union, 840 Westminster Street, St. Paul, MN 55130
- October 2, 2013
10/02/13 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Community Advisory Task Force
Wilder Center, 451 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul, MN 55104
- August 29, 2013
This was a joint meeting between the SIM Community Advisory Task Force and the Multi-payer Alignment Task Force.
- July 19, 2013
First meeting is Friday July 19, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wellstone Center 179 Robie St. E., St. Paul
- Community Advisory Task Force Members
David Cook, CEO, Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center
Jennifer DeCubellis, Assistant County Administrator-Health, Hennepin County
Julie Faulhaber, Vice President and General Manager of State Public Programs, Medica
Renee S. Frauendienst, Public Health Division Director, Stearns County Human Services
Mónica Hurtado, Youth Program Director, Aqui para Ti
Rahul Koranne, Vice President and Medical Director, HealthEast Post-Acute & Community Services
Keith Lester, retired superintendent, Brooklyn Center schools
Jon Lundberg, Vice President of Operations, Ebenezer
Jennifer Lundblad, President and CEO, Stratis Health
Cara McNulty, Senior Group Manager-Prevention and Wellness, Target
Joe Pederson, Executive Director, Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership
Jennifer Stevens, Home Health Agency Manager, White Earth Nation
John Tschida, Vice President of Public Affairs and Research, Courage Center
Cathy VonRueden, Vice President of Payor Contracting and Strategy, Essentia Health
Melissa Winger, Patient/Family-Centered Care Specialist, Bluestone Physician Services
- Community Advisory Task Force Charge
The charge of the Community Advisory Task Force is to provide strategic direction and guide decision-making to advance the goals outlined in Minnesota’s SIM proposal that focus on community and patient engagement, integration across the continuum of care, and population health improvement.
- Advising on priorities, providing input on the development of strategies, and identifying resources/support necessary to implement strategies and achieve the SIM goals described above
- Providing guidance on communications, consumer engagement, and culturally appropriate outreach
Discussing strategies for integration of services across care delivery settings and alignment of approaches across providers/payers/communities
- Providing guidance on opportunities to leverage or build upon existing investments in technical infrastructure, including electronic health records and other health information technologies
- Offering guidance and assistance in educating communities on new models of care delivery and strategies for patient engagement
- Developing strategies to identify and share best practices, success stories, and evidence of local impact
Guiding discussions to identify approaches for sustainability of activities and alignment with related efforts
The specific charge of the Community Advisory Task Force will evolve as the SIM project is implemented, but will continue to focus at core on using SIM activities to achieve the Triple Aim of improving population health, improving the experience of care for patients, and decreasing health care costs. The Task Force may establish short-term or ad hoc technical groups to advise on specific aspects of its work, as needed.