THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
Project Title: "University of Illinois CHECK (Coordination of Healthcare for Complex Kids)"
Geographic Reach: Illinois
Estimated Funding Amount: $19,581,403
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois project will test a model that will build a "medical neighborhood" via a network of over 70 practices throughout Cook County. This project will improve access to care by bringing care to patients where they live, work, and attend school. UI Health will be a convener of these closely-connected community partners. Multidisciplinary teams, including primary care physicians, specialists, behavioral health specialists, and clinical pharmacists, will collaborate to improve transitions and implement effective disease-specific interventions. Advanced Practice Nurses will lead care management teams and execute care plans with neighborhood-embedded patient navigators. They will use multiple tools, including technology, effective data management, systems redesign, and outreach and community engagement, to build bridges between care sites, care providers, and the family.