Kansas Initiatives to Expand Holistic Care Coordination

Care coordination is a critical component to providing care through a medical home, but there are many other places where some form of care coordination can be received. In Kansas, this is widespread and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is hoping to support alignment and partnership among these types of programs, to assure families are able to access the support they need, when they need it.

Blue Puzzle Piece
  1. Provider Participation
  2. Holistic Care Coordination Toolkit
  3. Related Initiatives

Throughout 2022, there will be several opportunities for providers to participate.

  • February – March 2022Project ECHO Series
    Along with the Kansas Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, we will be hosting a series of five ECHO sessions “COVID Support through Care Coordination.” Sessions will be once a week February 1 through March 8. 

  • Spring 2022 – COVID Support through Care Coordination (PDF) Community of Practice
    This Community of Practice (CoP) will support primary care practices to identify (or hire, if necessary), train, and fund  staff to assist with their COVID-19 response. Care coordinators provide valuable support and capacity to both practice staff and patients, especially during COVID-19 response work.

  • Fall 2022 – Holistic Care Coordination Community of Practice      
     This Community of Practice (CoP) will support primary care practices with implementing pieces of a holistic care coordination program within their practice through financial support, guidance, and technical assistance.

In the Spring of 2021, we completed three provider input activities: a survey, four roundtable sessions, and eight sessions with providers participating in the “Turn a Page, Touch a Mind” program with the Kansas Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics. Explore the findings from these activities