Emerging Trends in Public Health
Sharing Session - 30 Minutes
The Connecticut State Improvement Model Population Health Council seeks to improve the health and well-being of all residents in Connecticut and reduce the rising trends of Connecticut’s health care costs by improving community health and health equity and preventing people who live, work, learn, and worship in communities from experiencing poor health. The Connecticut Health Enhancement Community (HEC) Framework is aimed at supporting the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities across the state by improving community health and healthy equity and preventing poor health.
The HEC Initiative is a state-wide, place-based initiative that will support long-term, collaborative, and cross-sector efforts that improve community health in defined geographies through broad, systemic change. The HECs would work collaboratively to improve the social, economic, and physical conditions within communities that enable individuals and families to meet their basic needs, achieve their health and well-being goals, and thrive throughout their lives. HECs will implement multiple, interrelated strategies to address the social determinants of health that cause or contribute to poor health, health inequities, and health disparities in Connecticut’s communities. The HEC Initiative also includes pursuing multiple innovative financing strategies to support and sustain HECs over time. The financing strategies seek to reward HECs for health outcomes, health care savings, and other economic value they produce. The HEC strategy is designed to address the complex and multi-factorial needs and challenges facing communities and shift payment models to reward communities that produce savings and other economic benefits.