SustiNet: Resources
Resources


Publications
 Health Reform Resources Recommended by the Board of Directors of the SustiNet Health Partnership

Childhood & Adult Obesity Material
  {Downloadable Document(s) are attached to this article}  November 6 2009 Meeting Agenda
 Links to Reference Materials Regarding Childhood and Adult Obesity
  White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity Report to the President, Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation, May 2010
  {Downloadable Document(s) are attached to this article}  Draft Outline of Task Force Report of the Sustinet Childhood and Adult Obesity Task Force, February 4, 2010
  Draft Outline of Task Force Report of the Sustinet Childhood and Adult Obesity Task Force, February 4, 2010

Board of Directors
  {Downloadable Document(s) are attached to this article}  September 2, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
  {Downloadable Document(s) are attached to this article}  September 2, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
  {Downloadable Document(s) are attached to this article}  September 16, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
  {Downloadable Document(s) are attached to this article}  September 16, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
  {Downloadable Document(s) are attached to this article}  September 30, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
  {Downloadable Document(s) are attached to this article}  September 30, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Summary
  {Downloadable Document(s) are attached to this article}  October 14, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
  Canceled
  {Downloadable Document(s) are attached to this article}  November 12, 2009 Board of Directors General Meeting
  {Downloadable Document(s) are attached to this article}  Statewide Health Information Exchange Presentation
  Presented by EHealthCT, November 12, 2009, Powerpoint
  {Downloadable Document(s) are attached to this article}  States Checking Up On Health Reform
  With one chamber of Congress passing a major health care reform bill, a major overhaul of the country’s health system seems increasingly likely. States are going to have an important role no matter how the final act looks. NCSL is holding a six‐part webinar series to help legislators and legislative staff navigate the labyrinthine dimensions of health reform. Please consider registering for any or all of these webinars.
  {Downloadable Document(s) are attached to this article}  Connecticut State Medical Assistance Programs
  A brief presentation on the current programs available in Connecituct to assist individuals and families secure affordable health care and health insurance.
 HealthFirst Connecticut Authority Report
  The HealthFirst Connecticut Authority was charged with studying and recommending ways to guarantee access to health care for all residents of Connecticut, with consideration for the Institute of Medicine principles for health coverage and healthcare. Throughout its work, the Authority has reviewed evidence that consistently suggests that current expenditure trends are not sustainable into the future, and that healthcare is not as equitable, as effective, or as accessible as it should be. The residents of Connecticut are not getting as good a return on investment in healthcare that they could, and some residents are suffering greatly under the current status quo. Connecticut can do better.
 The Urban Institute Presentation by Stan Dorn 9 16 2009
  The Urban Institute Presentation by Stan Dorn 09-16-2009 to the SustiNet Health Partnership, Board of Directors.
 SustiNet Health Partnership April 14, 2010 Board of Directors Retreat
  Presentations from the SustiNet Health Partnership April 14, 2010 Board of Directors Retreat

Federal Reform
 National Healthcare Reform Resources
  This page contains links to and short descriptions of selected sites containing information on the National Healthcare Reform
 Healthcare Forum
  OHA, OSC and Consumer Advocates to Present on Immediate Opportunities for CT and SustiNet under Federal Healthcare Reform, Monday, 4/19/10
 Sebelius Announces New $250 Million Investment to Strengthen Primary Health Care Workforce
  (Obama) Administration Investments Will Help Train and Develop 16,000 New Providers

Notable Seminars
 A Time For Change: Restructuring America’s Health Care Delivery System
  A Time For Change: Restructuring America’s Health Care Delivery System Cornell University’s International Health Care Conference

State and Federal Resources
 Federal and Connecticut Healthcare Reform Resources
  Contains information of particular interest to the SustiNet Board of Directors.

Tobacco & Smoking Cessation Task Force Material
 Tobacco & Smoking Cessation Sources of Information

Healthcare Workforce Task force Resources
 Healthcare Workforce Task Force Resources
 November 12, 2009 Meeting Supporting Documentation
  This page contains links to resources discussed during the November 12, 2009, meeting of the Healthcare Work Force Task Force of the SustiNet Health Partnership.

Model Benefit Packages RFP
 RFP Q & A
  Questions and Answers for the SustiNet Model Benefit Packages RFP are now posted .... read more

Healthcare Quality and Provider Advisory Committee
 December 17, 2009 Initial Meeting Resource Material
  Goroll et al, Fundamental Reform of Payment for Adult Primary Care: Comprehensive Payment for Comprehensive Care, JGIM, January 2007 (PDF - 141 KB) Kirwan, Iselin, et al, Recommendations of the Special Commission on the Health Care Payment System, July 16, 2009 (PDF - 454 KB)
 January 21, 2010 General Meeting Resources
 Reducing Costs Through the Appropriate Use of Specialty Services
  Baker N, Whittington JW, Resar RK, Griffin FA, Nolan KM. Reducing Costs Through the Appropriate Use of Specialty Services. IHI Innovation Series white paper. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2010. (Available on www.IHI.org) Acknowledgements:

Healthcare Quality and Provider Advisory Committee
 Resources
  Resources for the SustiNet Healthcare Quality and Provider Advisory Committee

Medical Home Advisory Committee Material
 Medical Home Advisory Committee Recommended Resources
 December 16, 2009 General Meeting Patient Centered Medical Home Resource Materials
  December 16, 2009 General Meeting Patient Centered Medical Home Resource Materials

Health Disparities and Equity Advisory Committee Resources
 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Health Insurance and Health Care
  From the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured: Racial and ethnic groups in the United States continue to experience major differences in health status compared to the majority white population. Although many factors affect health status, the lack of health insurance and other barriers to obtaining health services markedly diminish minorities' use of both preventive services and medical treatments. This report, produced in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, examines health insurance coverage and access to physician services among African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and American Indians and Alaska Natives. By pooling national survey data over two years, information about particular minority subgroups is also provided.
 The Connecticut Health Disparities Project, Connecticut Department of Public Health
  The Connecticut Health Disparities Project, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut, January 2009
 Connecticut's State Environmental Analysis, September 2009
  Connecticut is one of five most expensive states for cost of living, including groceries, housing, utilities, health care, transportation and miscellaneous goods. When working families don’t make enough money to pay for food, rent and living expenses, health insurance premiums become unaffordable. The estimated figure for Connecticut’s uninsured in 2007 is 326,000 individuals or 9.4% of all residents. Based on a comparison of two-year average uninsured rates, this represents a statistically significant decrease in the total number of uninsured residents in 2006-2007 when compared to 2004-2005 (9.4% vs. 10.9%). There was no significant change in the number of children uninsured in Connecticut. Of Connecticut children under age 18, 43,000 or 5.2% lacked insurance for the entire year of 2007.
 2009 National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports, US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  For the seventh year in a row, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR). These reports measure trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care. The reports present, in chart form, the latest available findings on quality of and access to health care.
 Faces of Disparity
  What are health disparities? Health disparities are avoidable differences in health that result from social disadvantage.1 Health disparities mean that some people have better health care than others. Health disparities come from inequality in social, economic, and environmental conditions. Health disparities are related to race, ethnicity, education, income, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and disability. Health disparities affect rural and urban families, immigrants and refugees, and people who have no homes. These are the faces of health disparities. Health disparities hurt us all.