What is the community connection project?

Reading Hospital has been awarded a federal grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to implement the Accountable Health Communities (AHC) model – known at Reading Hospital as the Community Connection Project (CCP).


Project Background

The largest drivers of health care costs fall outside of the clinical environment. Social and economic determinants, health behaviors and the physical environment significantly drive utilization and costs.

Target Population

Medicare/Medicaid Patients

Project Description

We will survey the target population to identify unmet health-related social needs and connect them to community services that can address those needs with a Community Referral Summary (CRS).

Project Goal

Improve health outcomes, reduce costs and ED visits.

Project Implementation

This project will go-live at your clinical delivery site starting June 1st 2018 and will run through May 30th 2022.

Clinical Delivery Sites

  • RH Children’s Health Center
  • RH Women’s Health Center
  • BCHC - Penn Street
  • RH Emergency Department
  • RH Center for Mental Health
  • BCHC - Oakbrook
  • RH Family Health Care Center
  • RH Center for Public Health
  • BCHC - 2nd Street

For more information, contact Ali Williams at Ali.Williams@towerhealth.org.