Hennepin Health provides integrated medical and social services to low-income Medicaid patients in a large county located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Data sharing is critical to program operations along with care coordination provided by community health workers. Early evidence indicates fewer emergency department visits and increased use of outpatient primary care. By focusing on prevention, coordination, and team-based care, the county hopes to improve individuals' quality of life while reducing costs through better care management and reductions in emergency department use.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.