CommonSpirit Health is working with many other organizations to build networks of health care and social service that increase access to community resources for any patient in need. We call this model the Connected Community Network (CCN).
A CCN is a network of community service organizations that have the ability to make referrals using a shared technology platform among hospitals, clinics, and the social service and government agencies that provide vital services. These resources meet a variety of social and economic needs, including stable and affordable housing; maternal, infant, and child health; chronic disease management programs; healthy food; and mental health and substance abuse counseling.
Since 2017, we’ve helped assemble CCNs with our technology partner naviHealth in nineteen communities in Arizona, California, and Nevada. In 2019, we began piloting an expanded CCN approach powered by Unite Us in California’s Central Valley. And we are extending the CCN model to other communities throughout CommonSpirit.