Emcara Health, a national value-based medical group for PopHealthCare, today announced a partnership with Adventist Health of California to expand treatment into high-risk areas all over the state. Emcara Health provides sophisticated in-home primary care for elders and vulnerable populations. The alliance, which is a part of CalAIM’s larger Enhanced Care Management effort, aims to address socioeconomic barriers like homelessness that have an impact on patients’ health in order to reduce care gaps for patients with the most complicated care needs.
“This innovative care delivery model reflects our deep commitment to improving the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of our community”, “Emcara Health’s decade long focus on delivering community-based care to vulnerable populations, highly experienced multi-disciplinary care teams and nimble approach to non-traditional healthcare delivery made them the right partner to successfully realize the goals of the CalAIM initiative.”
Shelly Trumbo, Vice President of Well-Being at Adventist Health
Community health workers (CHWs) will make up the majority of the field-based care teams Emcara Health will send out to meet patients where they are, whether that be at home, in a homeless camp, or in the emergency room. When a patient is involved, CHWs carry out a social determinants of health evaluation to identify any social barriers to health that may exist, including transportation, stress, and food access. In accordance with the agreement, nurses and social workers from Emcara Health will cooperate with Adventist Health to connect and coordinate clinical care and preventive care. Emcara Health will offer comprehensive care coordination, member and family help, care transitions, and directing patients to social and community support programmes.
“Adventist Health is a proven delivery system leader that embodies deep trust in the communities it serves”, “By working together with California residents who are most in need, this partnership has the ability to serve as a model for managed Medicaid plans and risk-bearing provider groups looking to improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations around the country.”
Eric Galvin, CEO of Emcara Health