Health Care Innovation Awards: Project Profile

THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Project Title: "Partners for Kids Expansion"
Geographic Reach:
Ohio
Funding Amount: $13,160,092
Estimated 3-Year Savings: $51,714,650

Summary

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, in partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital and its integrated physician group, received an award to expand its Partners for Kids (PFK) program in Ohio, serving over 492,000 Medicaid children enrollees and 25,000 children with disabilities (the most costly pediatric population). PFK will enhance provider incentives and improve access for high risk rural and urban underserved populations through comprehensive medical home-based services and the rapid deployment of an expanded health care workforce focusing on behavioral health, complex care, and high risk pregnancy.

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