Our Work

Connecticut's State Innovation Model (SIM)


In 2014 Connecticut received $45 million from the federal Medicare and Medicaid agency to reform the State’s adult and pediatric health care system to:

  • Improve patient experience accessing and using services
  • Rein in escalating health care costs
  • Address health inequalities

The State’s Office of Health (OHS) Strategy is pursuing health reforms built on the foundation of medical home, a CHDI priority for pediatric primary care. CHDI is working with OHS to inform plans for the delivery of children’s health care services within the larger health care reform efforts.

As a result:

  • The Care Coordination Collaborative model is included in PCMH+ shared savings and community integration initiatives
  • Development and behavioral health screening are SIM quality measures
  • United Way Child Development Infoline and Help Me Grow are SIM medical home supports
  • The primary care payment reform work is informed by both a pediatric design group and behavioral health and primary care pediatric design group
  • The Office for Health Strategy is crafting a vision for Health Enhancement Communities that provide financing, accountability monitoring, and linkage of child health services to community services.