Safety Net

Millions of Americans rely on safety net facilities - federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), rural health clinics (RHCs), community mental health centers (CMHCs), family planning clinics, public hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) - for vital health care services. The need is growing along with the number of unemployed Americans, many of whom cannot afford private health insurance and rely on Medicaid or go uninsured. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) supports broader eligibility for Medicaid coverage in states that chose to expand coverage and provides stipends to purchase insurance for uninsured, low-income people, further increasing the demand for services provided by federally qualified health centers, public hospitals and other safety net facilities.

For more than three decades, JSI has been dedicated to providing comprehensive technical expertise to improve all aspects of safety net health care. JSI offers a broad range of services, including needs assessment; grant writing; strategic planning; operations improvement; and technology assessment and implementation.

Highlights

PROJECT
View details: Family Planning National Training Center for Service Delivery Improvement

Family Planning National Training Center for Service Delivery Improvement

JSI continues its extensive experience working with staff from Title X family planning centers, helping them provide high-quality and cost-effective family planning and related preventive health services for low-income women and men.

PUBLICATION
View details: Food for Everyone

Food for Everyone

PROJECT
View details: Health Information Technology, Evaluation and Quality (HITEQ) Center

Health Information Technology, Evaluation and Quality (HITEQ) Center

In collaboration with HRSA, the Center will optimize health centers’ use of electronic health records to achieve improved health outcomes.

PROJECT
View details: Food Access Assessment for Vulnerable Populations in San Jose

Food Access Assessment for Vulnerable Populations in San Jose

JSI conducted an assessment in San Jose, California, that identified food access resources and needs for two target populations: homeless individuals and low-income seniors.

PROJECT
View details: Studying the Feasibility of Whole-Person Care in California’s Safety Net

Studying the Feasibility of Whole-Person Care in California’s Safety Net

JSI examined the opportunities/challenges of increased coordination between the delivery of health, behavioral health, substance abuse, and social services to provide “whole-person care” while addressing the population’s health and socioeconomic needs.

PROJECT
View details: Exploring the Feasibility of a Health Clinic on a Multi-School Campus

Exploring the Feasibility of a Health Clinic on a Multi-School Campus

JSI will help determine the feasibility of creating a health center on the Mapleton Schools Skyview Campus that would integrate physical, dental, and behavioral health care, and develop a business proposal based on the feasibility assessment findings

PROJECT
View details: Learning from Safety-Net Accountable Care Organizations

Learning from Safety-Net Accountable Care Organizations

JSI and partners are conducting case studies on four emerging ACOs serving safety-net populations in MA, MN, CA, to generate relevant information for those interested in improving care for vulnerable populations and reducing health disparities.

PROJECT
View details: Title X National Training Center on Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement, and Evaluation

Title X National Training Center on Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement, and Evaluation

Through training and technical assistance, we build the capacity of Title-X funded organizations to measure and demonstrate performance, engage in quality improvement, and assess the quality and effectiveness of their services through evaluation.

PROJECT
View details: Reducing Medicaid Readmission among Safety Net Hospitals

Reducing Medicaid Readmission among Safety Net Hospitals

Safety net hospitals, which serve the nation's most vulnerable populations, have high rates of avoidable Medicaid readmissions. To reduce costs and improve care, JSI will adapt and test current best practices for improving care transitions.

PROJECT
View details: Integrated Care Systems: Maximizing Partnerships for Success Under Health Care Reform

Integrated Care Systems: Maximizing Partnerships for Success Under Health Care Reform

JSI is facilitating discussions among FQHCs and mental health centers in Denver to maximize current parnerships and identify shared service integration strategies that would be of benefit in the emerging health care environment.

PROJECT
View details: Developing a Value-Based Purchasing Methodology for FQHCs/RHCs Consistent with Payment Reform

Developing a Value-Based Purchasing Methodology for FQHCs/RHCs Consistent with Payment Reform

JSI is helping the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing develop a payment methodology for federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics, with the goal of improving health outcomes while containing costs.

PROJECT
View details: Enhancing Health Care Delivery to the Medically Underserved and Indigent in Nashville and Davidson County

Enhancing Health Care Delivery to the Medically Underserved and Indigent in Nashville and Davidson County

JSI assessed the delivery of health care to the medically-underserved and indigent population in the Nashville and Davidson County area, and recommended a more cost-effective model for the safety net system in the area.

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