The Community Care HUB (HUB), an initiative of the 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health (CPH), received its Level 1 Certification from the Pathways Community HUB Institute® (PCHI®).
“Receiving Certification from the Pathways Community HUB Institute is truly an honor,” said Jeannine McMillan, Executive Director, 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health. “This means that the HUB has exceeded best practice standards and quality goals and that we are providing the best possible care coordination for our program participants.”
The HUB was established in September of 2020 for Cambria and Somerset County residents. A HUB is an organized, outcome-focused network of Care Coordination Agencies (CCAs) who hire and train Community Health Workers (CHWs) and connect at-risk individuals to needed services. The CHWs meet with participants face-to-face, preferably in their own homes, then guide them through a series of Pathways to address their needs. The HUB model involves the collaboration of all community resources to reduce both medical and social barriers to care.
“Achieving this Certification demonstrates our commitment to excellence and our dedication to implementing the program with the highest fidelity to the model,” said Kimberly Roberts, Program Manager and PCHI Certified CHW Instructor, 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health.
PCHI is a national nonprofit that has developed a transformative care coordination model that helps communities work together to support their under-resourced populations. The certification program was established in 2013 and requires a myriad of items be completed to reach certification status.
“Congratulations to each of these PCHs, agencies and vendors for their dedication to health equity in communities across the U.S. At PCHI we believe that by working together we are making a difference by connecting people to the support, resources and services they need,” said Jan Ruma, President and CEO, Pathways Community HUB Institute.
To learn more about the HUB, visit https://www.1889jeffersoncenter.org/what-we-do/hub/.
To learn more about PCHI and the certification process, visit https://www.pchi-hub.org/.