Rankings in Action: Exploring A Community’s Innovative Social Service Model
The United Way of Central Ohio has discovered an innovative approach to deliver social services. The Pathways Community HUB is a social service integration approach with the potential to leverage a community-based care coordination strategy alongside emerging initiatives like Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Accountable Care Organizations, Health Information Exchanges, and others intended to improve outcomes and lower costs. Our guest, David Ciccone, Assistant Vice President of Community Impact at the United Way of Central Ohio, will introduce us to this model, share how the model works, and describe its key components. The HUB system is improving efficiency and increasing collaboration among service providers while ensuring that individuals in greatest need in Columbus, Ohio are connected to essential services.