To reduce health care spending overall and have a healthier population, communities have to spend smarter. They need to incentivize the health care and non-health care sectors to integrate social services and identify innovative funding and financing models to support this integration and contribute to population health improvements. Since all health is local, regional collaboratives can have important roles to play in addressing this challenge. A brief from AcademyHealth describes these potential roles.
The brief can be obtained at http://www.academyhealth.org/sites/default/files/regional_collaboratives_financing_pop_health_feb2018.pdf.