To advance our vision of transforming the healthcare system,
CHaSCI DEVELOPS & DISSEMINATES CARE MODELS and
TESTS INNOVATIVE PRACTICES
in real world settings,
in collaboration with diverse partners in Illinois and across the country

 

REAL-WORLD PRACTICE INNOVATIONS

Rush is unrolling SCREENINGS FOR HEALTH-RELATED SOCIAL NEEDS and DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS within emergency department and primary care. Through CHaSCI, Rush leaders share our experience OPERATIONALIZING SYSTEMATIC SCREENINGS and BUILDING TARGETED INITIATIVES TO ADDRESS IDENTIFIED NEEDS.

OUR CARE MODELS

AIMS and Bridge, CHaSCI’s SOCIAL WORK CARE MANAGEMENT models, provide PROTOCOL and an EVIDENCE BASE to help sites with their efforts to integrate psychosocial assessment and care management into medical care.

As DEMONSTRATED BY AIMS AND BRIDGE, integrated efforts to address medical and social issues leads to many positive outcomes, including INCREASED PRIMARY CARE ENGAGEMENT, significantly LOWER HOSPITALIZATION & READMISSIONS RATES, and DECREASED STRESS for patients and family caregivers.

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The Bridge Model of transitional care uses social workers to provide transitional care services to support older adults and adults with complex medical and social needs as they go home from the hospital or a skilled rehab stay.

Bridge LEVERAGES CARE COORDINATION & THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES to increase patient activation and follow-through, and to SUPPORT MEDICAL STABILITY and healing after returning home to the community.

Learn more about Bridge.

The Ambulatory Integration of the Medical and Social (AIMS) model integrates social workers into primary and specialty care settings to support people with complex biopsychosocial & functional issues.

AIMS social workers use a STANDARDIZED PROTOCOL TO ASSESS & ADDRESS COMPLEX NEEDS, including risk-focused care coordination and intervention to assist people with psychosocial and functional issues impacting their medical care plan adherence or physical condition.

Learn more about AIMS.