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What is the Health Systems Transformation Project?
The Health System Transformation Project is Rhode Island Medicaid’s signature value-based delivery and payment reform initiative implemented by the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Its main goal and objective are aimed to reduce costs, improve quality of care, and improve population health outcomes.
The Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services is committed to improving health outcomes for all Rhode Islanders and to improving community conditions where Rhode Islanders live, work, and play.
Because of this, the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human services has committed Health System Transformation Project funds to address Social Determinants of Health and has implemented four Social Determinants of Health investment strategies in the context of the Accountable Entity Program that enable stakeholders to address individual health-related social needs and address upstream social determinants of health and racial inequities. Participatory Budgeting is one of the four investment strategies, due to its ability to elevate community members voices and enhance their decision-making power in addressing the social and environmental factors that influence their health. The Participatory Budgeting project will not only support community identified needs from the outset but will also provide Medicaid and Accountable Entities with a deeper knowledge of the investments needed in communities going forward, to support their beneficiaries in reaching their optimum health. To learn more about Accountable Entities click here.