a collaborative group of community-based organizations across New York state working together to navigate healthcare reform
Our Mission: iHealth is a statewide collaborative of community-based organizations united to advocate for and negotiate on behalf of our communities, our members and the chronically ill healthcare recipients we serve and to represent those programs and people within the broader healthcare system.
Our History: iHealth began in 2013 as a response to significant healthcare reforms impacting member organizations. Initial members included former case management (Legacy) programs that were transitioning to the new Health Home Model of care management. Today membership has broadened to include any community based organization (CBO) offering care management as well as organizations seeking to increase services and connectivity with managed care plans, Performing Provider Systems inside of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) or other healthcare payers.
The healthcare landscape today is complex and requires collaboration among CBOs like never before. iHealth is a group of forward thinking CBO leaders looking to stay on top of current trends, gather and share information, plan their organizations future and advocate around policy and workflow issues that will impact success.
Our Team: Meet our team members here
Policy & Advocacy
iHealth's founding members have prioritized the development of sound program policy and advocated for issues that most impact care management providers. Like many healthcare reforms in New York, the Health Home program was built as we were implementing it. This required collaboration and coordination between the New York State Department of Health, Managed Care Plans, Lead Health Homes and Care Management Agencies. iHealth members are proud to have contributed at every step of the way.
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"iHealth is a testament to what community-based organizations can accomplish when they collaborate to address the systemic needs of New York's most marginalized residents."
President & CEO, Housing Works
Scale of Our Impact
More than 32,000 people with chronic health conditions receive care management through iHealth Health Home Programs
Approximately 5-6,000 of these have complex behavioral health issues and are enrolled in a Health and Recovery Plan (HARP)