The Genesee County Community Health Access Program (CHAP) Steering Committee seeks to implement a collaborative, community-based medical home model in the Flint/Genesee County community to improve the health outcomes of children as well as adults insured by Medicaid, while raising the quality of care, increasing access to care, better utilizing resources, and decreasing costs. The Steering Committee recognizes that a medical home is primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective.
The CHAP Steering Committee guides the design and implementation of CHAP processes via strategies that transform health service delivery at the patient, provider, and system levels. It develops best practices and the infrastructure needed for Genesee County pediatricians and other healthcare providers to implement the CHAP model. It is charged with evaluating the effectiveness of the CHAP model and developing a business plan that will lead to program sustainability and expansion throughout Genesee County’s provider network. The CHAP Steering Committee also advocates for system-level improvements in the delivery of health care in our community.
The CHAP Steering Committee has convened medical provider representatives from pediatric medicine and family medicine (Hurley Medical Center, Ascension Genesys Hospital, and McLaren Flint). a private medical practice (Apkinar Children’s Clinic), federally qualified health center (Hamilton Community Health Network), and safety-net provider (Mott Children’s Health Center) with those from behavioral health (Genesee Health System), public health (Genesee County Health Department), human services (Genesee County Human Services), community services (Genesee County United Way), and education (Genesee Intermediate School District) in this collaborative effort.