Share the Care Team Model: SFCCC participates in Safety Net Federal grant proposal on Team Based Care

SFCCC, along with UCSF, San Francisco Department of Public Health and many other agencies, are participating in a Federal grant proposal by the San Francisco Health Plan on Team Based Care.  The grant opportunity, from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), asks for models of care that achieve the Three Part Aim of improving the health of the population, improving the care provided (including the experience of care), and reduces the overall cost of healthcare.

The overall concept being proposed, the San Francisco Share the Care Team (SCT) Model, is a population-focused, patient centered, team-based model of primary care that will ensure patients receive the right care at the right time in the right place delivered by teams they can trust.

The SCT Model has four core components:

  1.  Stratifying the County’s entire low-income population based on health needs
  2.  Building, hiring and training a new and existing workforce of primary care teams
  3.  Identifying the appropriate team model to efficiently meet the needs of each population
  4.  Holding primary care teams accountable for defined performance targets for their patient panels in the areas of quality, experience, efficiency and cost outcomes.
CMMI has stated it will announce recipients of the grant towards the end of April.  Look for a lot more from us about this exciting initiative and about Team Based Care in the coming months!