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Two Welch Center Core Faculty Share in CMS Healthcare Innovation Challenge Grant

Dr. BrancatiWelch Center Core Faculty members Dr. Fred Brancati and Dr. Hunter Young served as key members of the grant-writing team that has garnered for Johns Hopkins Medicine a $19.9 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The grant is part of CMS's $1 billion Healthcare Innovation Challenge to identify and support innovative opportunities to improve healthcare delivery.

The grant will allow the Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP) to strengthen ongoing patient-centered care initiatives that focus on improving community health and reducing health disparities for the underserved East Baltimore population, and on improving acute and post-acute care delivery using transdisciplinary care coordination that will touch nearly every patient admitted to JHH and JHBMC.

Dr. YoungJohns Hopkins Medicine's vice president of transformation and strategic planning, John M. Colmers, states that "JHM aims to become a leader in providing integrated, patient-centered care across the care continuum. The J-CHiP program, and federal grant funding in support of it, takes us one giant step closer to that goal.”

Click to read the full press release announcing the grant issued by Johns Hopkins Medicine.





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