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Danbury Hospital has been awarded a $4.5 million grant  to serve as a model for advanced integrated health services for Medicare and Medicaid patients. Danbury Hospital was chosen as one of 32 health systems in the nation for the award. 

 

The five year grant will establish a program to address health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.  The program will screen 75,000 Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and direct them to appropriate services based on needs such as transportation, housing, food insecurity, access to utilities and domestic violence.  Danbury Hospital was the only Connecticut-based group to receive the Track 3 “Alignment” designation.

 

Danbury Hospital worked with the Value Care Alliance hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, behavioral health and community organizations.  They also partnered with Norwalk, Griffin, Middlesex, and St. Vincent’s hospitals in developing the proposal, and will collaborate in expanding this innovative model throughout their respective service areas across the state. 

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