In April, the Human Services Council (HSC) released a report from the Commission on Value-Based Care, titled “Integrating Health and Human Services: A Blueprint for Partnership and Action.” Seedco’s Executive Director Tara Colton was a member of the Commission, which was led by the Vice Chair of Seedco’s Board, Lilliam Barrios-Paoli.

The report explains that “HSC convened the Commission on Value-based Care to examine and inform the State’s health care reform efforts with a human services CBO lens. Over the course of a year, this group of leaders with experience and expertise spanning government, health care, philanthropy, academia, and human services explored areas including social determinant interventions, outcome measurement, the current regulatory, contractual, and financial environment, and human services CBOs’ readiness to participate in VBP arrangements. The Commission found that the paradigm shift from volume-driven to value-driven care presents both great opportunity and great challenges for human services CBOs, and that government, as the principal buyer of their services until now, must take decisive action to strengthen these organizations, modernize the regulatory framework within which they operate, and foster cross-sector partnerships that truly incentivize positive outcomes.”

The report laid out 7 key priorities for the sustainable integration of health and human services:

  1. Bridge The Technology Divide
  2. Undertake A Comprehensive Review and Overhaul Of Regulatory Requirements
  3. Make Investments and Build Systems That Support Stronger and More Informed Relationships Between the Health Care System and Human Services CBOs
  4. Provide Greater and More Targeted Support For Establishing Provider Networks
  5. Address Contractual Barriers To VBP Participation
  6. Ensure That Measures of Social Determinants Of Health Interventions Are Not Overly Clinical
  7. Shift Risk Incrementally and Commensurate With Service Level

Read the full report at

Learn more about the Value-Based Care Commission at

Read an article in Crain’s New York about the report release at

Contact Us