The 2016/2017 State of Ohio Biennial Budget provided an increase in funding to the Ohio Commission on Minority Health (Commission). This funding supported the Replication and Expansion of the Certified Pathways Community HUB Model Request For Proposal to address infant mortality, through a competitive-bid process for the purpose of the expansion of three existing Pathways Community HUBs and the replication and implementation of three new Pathways Community HUBs. The three new HUBs must be located in and target services within one of the following areas: Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Youngstown and Southeast Ohio.
This grant initiative is designed to assist the Commission in achieving the Healthy People 2020 goals of reducing the rate of all infant deaths and the reducing preterm births by 10%. All grantees must work to achieve these established goals along with efforts to address increase early and adequate access to prenatal healthcare, timely post partum visits, increasing safe sleep practices, access to behavioral health services and the provision of other services that decrease social determinants of health risk factors that impact birth outcomes.
First Round 2016/17 Funded HUB Grantees
Click HERE for Project Abstracts
United Way of Central Ohio – Columbus
Mahoning Health District – Youngstown
Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio - Toledo
Health Care Access Now – Cincinnati
Second Round 2016/17 Funded HUB Grantees
Akron-Summit Community Action, Inc. - Akron
Community Health Access Project, Inc. - Mansfield
HUB Model Background
The HUB Model is an evidence based community care coordination approached that has demonstrated effectiveness within racial and ethnic populations. The Pathways Community HUB Model has been endorsed by several federal agencies such as: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Institute of Medicine and others.
The Kresge Foundation funded the creation of the Pathways HUB Certification Process. All Commission funded grantees must be certified and/or maintain certification to retain funding. The HUB Certification Prerequisites and HUB Certification Standards can be located at https://pchcp.rockvilleinstitute.org/
. This Certification Process will be overseen by the Rockville Institute.
For more information, please visit the Rockville Institute at https://pchcp.rockvilleinstitute.org/hub-model/