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The Congregational Health Network: Adaptation Seminar—Immersion and Presentation

June 11-12th, 2015

Location: Methodist University Hospital, 1265 Union Ave. Memphis

stakeholder health memphisThe Congregational Health Network is a partnership between Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, congregations and other relevant community entities in the Memphis metropolitan area designed to address health issues by increasing the congregation’s and the hospital’s ability to care for their members and the surrounding community.

The seminars help you explore how your community could adapt the lessons learned in Memphis. The Congregational Health Network (CHN) is a partnership between Methodist Healthcare, congregations and other relevant community entities in the Memphis area designed to address health issues by increasing the congregation’s and the hospital’s ability to care for their members and the surrounding community.

The CHN is a living, working transformative model of care based on covenanted partnerships between Methodist Healthcare and about 500 congregations. Known as the “Memphis Model,” the work of the CHN blends intelligence about how faith works best for health and in health systems. “Blended intelligence” refers to the integration of community wisdom, hospital data streams, academic research and the best practice knowledge from local and international partners.

Memphis Model Results

The CHN helps about 4,000 patients per year. Early CHN patient data shows that there is a 50% reduction in mortality, a 20% reduction in hospital readmissions, and a savings of over $4 Million dollars to the hospital in costs. On all patient diagnoses, the average CHN patient showed approximately 120 days longer between readmissions to the hospital, compared to control patients out of network.

TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Niels French: niels.french@mlh.org or call 901-516-0835.

Agenda

Thursday, June 11th

10:00 – 10:15 am  Welcome and Partner Introductions

10:15 – 12:00 noon. Participant introductions and introduction to the Center of Excellence in Faith and Health

Introductions of participants and staff . Who are you, your agency and what do you hope to learn? The concept of the Center of Excellence. CHN as an asset-based community partnership. Why CHN works in Memphis – Mission – Ministry – Market Share. Initial Group formation.

12:15 – 1:00 pm  System overview. Setting the stage for implementing and adapting your community health strategy, Community Benefit and context

1:00 – 1:30 pm  Lunch and conversation

1:30 – 2:30 pm  More CHN History

Covenant Committee; Organization chart and governance, Congregational integration, Spiritual Care Component; Hospital Integration and Training. Science, Assets and Leadership.

2:30 – 4:30 pm  Community Health Asset Mapping, Tracking and Technology

Identifying the assets, CHN data collection, CERNER, tracking the data and technology

4:45  End of session

6:30 pm Dinner  (dinner at local restaurant with discussions, and/or sight-seeing and Beale Street)

Friday, June 12th

9:00 am-11:00 am Roles and Integration

  • Roles: Navigators & Liaisons
  • Navigator Job Description
  • Choosing Liaison(s)
  • Liaison Training
  • Registering Congregations
  • Liaison Reporting
  • Testimonies and discussions with community pastor and community liaison
  • Specialty Navigators
  • CHN Education Strategy and classes

11:00 am – 11:45 pm.  Komen, CHN and The West Clinic working together, + PBS video

11:45 – 12:15 pm.  Lunch

12:15 am – 1:00 pm.  CHN and Community Health in 38109

1:00 – 2:00 pm  Foundation & financial support; Summary & Closing discussion.

2:00 pm  Evaluation

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm  (Optional) Visit, dialogue and tour of the Church Health Center Wellness Program