HEALTH OF UNDERSERVED
In The Driver's Seat
MEDICAID IS CHANGING IN MASSACHUSETTS.
Primary care providers are being asked to take more responsibility for cost and quality. We’re getting on board. In fact, we formed Community Care Cooperative (C3) to get in the driver’s seat on behalf of our patients and communities.
C3 was built around an already strong foundation of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) committed to providing more opportunities for individuals to receive coordinated, holistic, and culturally appropriate care in the communities where they live and work.
IN A WORLD OF APPLES
C3 IS AN ORANGE
Most Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are led by hospital systems or insurance companies.
C3 is different because the health centers that founded C3 are different.
National studies show the total cost of health care associated with health centers is 20% lower than other types of primary care, without any reduction in quality of care. Health centers care for the whole person. Before integrated care became a buzzword, health centers were breaking down barriers between physical health and behavioral health.
We understand that poverty contributes to illness. Health centers address social needs as part of our work to foster health and opportunity for individuals, families, and communities. These differences are just a few of the reasons we’re excited about our potential to change the world; one healthy and happy person at a time.
We are building a new organization on the collective strengths of health centers. We are using data and population health techniques to keep people healthy. We are forming productive partnerships with critical health care and community organizations.