Cultivating Health for Success
Cultivating Health for Success (CHS) established in 2010, focuses on the inclusion of safe, affordable, and supportive housing to reduce unplanned care, improve adherence to recommended treatment, and improve health care cost and outcomes as well as quality of life for participants in greater Pittsburgh. CHS serves adults with one or more chronic illnesses and those with a history of at least one year of above average use of unplanned care, such as crisis services, Emergency Department visits, and the homeless. To deliver services, CHS partners with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Metro Family Practice, Community Human Services, UPMC for You, and the Community Care Behavioral Health Organization. Since CHS’s inception, per-member per-month (PMPM) medical costs have decreased 11.5 percent, the average PMPM for unplanned care has decreased by 19.2 percent, and the average prescription PMPM increased by 5.2 percent for participants with a meaningful tenure in the program. CHS is funded by UMPC for You contributions. To read more about this innovative program, see this brief summary [link].