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Central Community Health Partnership is Launched

2017-12-31

To address a changing landscape for behavioral health providers as the state moves towards consolidated services for Medicaid recipients, the Bridge of Central Massachusetts, Alternatives Unlimited, LUK Crisis Center and Venture Community Services have successfully launched the Central Community Health Partnership (CCHP). The CCHP unites four premier human service organizations into one Community Partner (CP), serving thousands of MassHealth ACO and Managed Care members.

Together, our agencies have decades of experience and measurable success providing Behavioral Health (BH) Services and Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS). Collectively, the partners serve individuals with complex behavioral health challenges, intellectual or physical disabilities, autism, brain injury, and cognitive impairments. Each agency currently provides person-centered services to more than 6,000 people from children as young as 3, to seniors up to age 64.

As a Community Partner, we’ll offer an interdisciplinary team of Nurses, Clinicians, Care Managers, Care Coordinators, Counselors and Rehabilitation Specialists to serve individuals living in all settings. Our team will skillfully coordinate needed treatment and services, and connect individuals with community resources through our relationships with local organizations that address the social determinants of health. These determinants greatly impact an individuals’ ability to achieve improved health — including housing, employment, food security, education, and health literacy.

The CCHP looks forward to working in partnership with the Commonwealth to achieve our mutual goal: to connect more than 60,000 MassHealth members with integrated, cost-effective services, leading to the positive health outcomes and quality of life every individual deserves.

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