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Practice transformation support hub

Managed by the Washington State Department of Health, the Practice Transformation Support Hub (Hub) will accelerate the dissemination and implementation of new and existing practice change supports.

What is the Hub?

Healthier Washington will support transformation of the health delivery system through investment in knowledge, training, and tools, that effectively coordinate care, promote clinical-community linkages, and transition to value-based payment models.

What are the Hub's goals?

The Hub will convene, coordinate and develop resources to give practices the training, coaching and tools they need to:

  • Stimulate and accelerate the uptake of integrated and bidirectional behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder) and primary care.
  • Support progress toward value-based payment systems.
  • Improve population health by strengthening clinical practice alignment with community-based services for whole person care.

What are the Hub's strategies?

These goals will be accomplished through a variety of strategies including:

  • Supporting clinician knowledge and practice translation to spread efficiency, quality, evidence-based decisions, and best practices to improve health through the lifespan.
  • Improving clinic site data management capacity by providing training and tools that strengthen practices’ use of data to drive decision-making, contract negotiations, demonstrate health improvement/outcomes, and connect care delivery transformation success with cost reduction (performance, outcome, value-based approaches).
  • Facilitating communication, referrals and collaboration among related practice transformation initiatives, to optimize and align technical assistance.
  • Supporting robust and effective linkages between clinical practices and community resources to improve whole person care.

What are the Hub's priorities?

  • WAportal.org: Web-based Resource Portal that provides a clearinghouse of curated resources and training.
  • A Regional Health Connector network.
  • Practice Coaching, Facilitation and Training services.

Contact

Email: PracticeHub@doh.wa.gov

Mary Beth Brown, Hub director
Email:  MaryBeth.Brown@doh.wa.gov
Phone: 360-236-4029

Maria Courogen, Department of Health connector
Email: Maria.Courogen@doh.wa.gov
Phone: 360-236-4017

Coach and Connector Services are provided through Qualis Health
Email:
HubHelpDesk@qualishealth.org
Phone: (206) 288-2540 or (800) 949-7536 ext. 2540