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Hudson Valley Care Coalition Expands Partnership with Unite Us to Address Health-Related Social Needs

Hudson Valley, NY April 11, 2024—The Hudson Valley Care Coalition (HVCC), a recently formed

alliance between Hudson Valley Care (HVC) and Coordinated Behavioral Health Services (CBHS),

expands its collaboration with Unite Us, the nation's trusted technology partner for social care

transformation, to leverage its closed-loop referral technology and coordinated care network across

more than 50 agencies the Hudson Valley region.


Unite Us will serve as the foundational technology infrastructure for the HVCC network, which

includes Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), health plans, behavioral health services,

substance use providers, hospitals, I/DD providers, and social care needs community-based

organizations (CBOs), to foster a sustainable ecosystem of health and social care across the region

in preparation for New York’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver demonstration.


“Embracing shared technology is not just about streamlining processes, it's about fostering a

sustainable ecosystem of healthcare within Hudson Valley communities,” said Amie Parikh, CEO of

HVCC. “By leveraging Unite Us in the HVCC network, we will bridge gaps in care, enhance

communication, and empower health and social care organizations to deliver more accessible care."


Last September, CBHS adopted Unite Us’ closed-loop referral technology to send and receive

secure, electronic referrals and measure outcomes in order to address people’s health-related social

needs (HRSN) and Unite Us has since onboarded more than 180 community programs in the

Hudson Valley. The new alliance has empowered HVCC to build o n this momentum by expanding

the number of accountable organizations in the network in order to enhance the accessibility and

impact of these critical resources, such as housing, transportation, and mental health services.


“At Rehabilitation Support Services, our commitment lies in enriching and empowering the lives of

individuals facing psychiatric and substance abuse disorders through a comprehensive array of

services, such as housing and employment support, crisis intervention, and wellness programs, to

equip individuals with the tools they need to thrive within their communities,” said Susan Miller,

Chief Operating Officer, Downstate, of Rehabilitation Support Services about their participation in

the network. “Shared referral technology across providers enhances our ability to deliver timely and

effective support, ultimately facilitating the journey towards rehabilitation and recovery for those

we serve."


"By harnessing shared referral technology across providers, we empower communities to

seamlessly connect people with vital resources, enhance communication, and foster collaboration.

Together, we're building a stronger, more interconnected network of care across the Hudson

Valley, ensuring every individual receives the support they deserve," said Stephen Papas, CEO of

United Way of Rockland County.


“We are excited to collaborate with HVCC to enhance the efficiency of referrals for individuals in

need, while also offering organizations the opportunity to be reimbursed for the essential services

they deliver under the 1115 Waiver,” said Marc Natale, New York Community and Customer

Success Director at Unite Us. “Through our community-focused approach to technology, we aim

to streamline service access throughout the Hudson Valley Region, leaving a lasting impact on

communities.”


Nonprofits and community-based organizations seeking to join the Unite Us coordinated care

network through HVCC services can connect through uniteus.com/contact/.


To learn more about Hudson Valley Care Coalition and their Social Care Network, please contact

Amie Parikh, aparikh@hvcare.net or Brianna Rodriguez, brrodriguez@hvcare.net.


About Hudson Valley Care Coalition

About Hudson Valley Care Hudson Valley Care Coalition (HVCC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a

vision of creating communities of health and wellness for all. We are a network advancing whole -

person services and supports designed to address health inequities , focus on accessibility, and

deliver trauma-informed care across the lifespan. Our work covers the spectrum from prevention to

complex care. We facilitate partnerships among government, community resources, primary care

providers, hospitals, schools, social and behavioral health services, payers, and others to ensure

everyone has a path to whole-person health. Equity and inclusion are a hallmark of how we work.

We are intentionally inviting people to join us in creating whole health pathways through co -design

with diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Finally, we are committed to outcomes for people,

that can be measured as evidence of our impact. www.hudsonvalleycare.org


About Unite Us

Unite Us is the nation’s premier technology provider for advancing social care outcomes. Our robust

product suite streamlines processes and fosters collaboration across government, healthcare, health

plans, and community organizations to address social drivers of health by facilitating social care

services, intervention programs, and Medicaid reimbursements. The first of its kind, our closed-loop

referral platform now integrates more than 1M services and securely hosts the nation’s largest

network of non-profits committed to improving whole-person health one community at a time. Learn

more at UniteUs.com and LinkedIn.



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