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Integrating best-in-class pediatric care within trusted social service organizations and aligning payments to health outcomes
- Strong Children Wellness
Suzette is a pediatrician seeking to transform the way healthcare is delivered in NYC’s marginalized communities by using a “reverse integration” model of care. After working with a single mom of seven who had become homeless after fleeing domestic violence, Suzette was inspired to collaborate within the fragmented social service / mental health system to more holistically support families. The Strong Children Wellness model embeds pediatric clinics within existing community-based social service and mental health organizations so that a comprehensive team — not just doctors — can fully address the needs of children and families. Strong Children Wellness plans to pilot a value-based payment system for pediatric care that is tied to improved health and well-being outcomes.