Blueprint for Complex Care: Opportunities for Philanthropy in Healthcare and Social Services

Co-sponsored by Grantmakers In Aging and Grantmakers In Health. When individuals with complex health and social needs encounter the healthcare system, they often receive care that is expensive, inefficient, and poorly coordinated from both medical and social service providers. Six foundations are working together to address this issue issue and improve the quality and value of care by increasing the adoption of evidence-based interventions that improve quality and lower costs of care for those with the greatest needs.

The recently released Blueprint for Complex Care provides the field with clear, actionable steps for further developing a wide range of efforts aimed at improving the lives of people with complex health and social needs and advancing the field of complex care.

During this webinar, one of the Blueprint authors from the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs will outline the Blueprint’s goals, describe recommendations for strengthening the field, and share opportunities for aging and health philanthropy to get involved. One of the Blueprint funders, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will discuss how the foundation is using the Blueprint in its grantmaking and offer perspective on how other philanthropies can support this work. Lastly, we will hear from the California Health Care Foundation, who will share how the Blueprint is providing a framework for their current and future work.