Health and Human Services Innovation in Bucks County

Posted by Social Innovations Lab on August 28, 2017

by Social Innovations Journal, Institute, and Lab

“Health and human serving system leaders are discarding the old ways of doing business in favor of new approaches that are innovative, efficient, effective, and responsive to the needs and demands of a dynamic and rapidly changing society. We are shifting from a reactive and crisis-oriented services delivery model to one that focuses “upstream” and better enables all of us to live to our full potential and to more effectively identify and address root causes when we do encounter roadblocks along the way.” (American Public Health and Human Services Association, November 2016.)

Health and human services agencies along with their nonprofit and community partners in counties around the country have started to approach traditional long standing societal challenges differently. They are capitalizing on public/private partnerships; breakthrough technologies; brokering unique cross-sector partnerships; blending funding sources, and applying family-centered and community-based approaches to find innovative solutions with the expectation that these will lead to efficiencies and better client outcomes. Ultimately, regional health and human services agencies, collectively, are shaping a new ecosystem across sectors and systems that will align services, integrate data systems, leverage technologies and create system transformation.

The Social Innovations Journal in partnership with Bucks County Human Services and Woods Services is pleased to host the Fall 2017 edition and launch event that will examine successful and innovative models and partnerships within the Bucks County, PA Region as an example of how health and human services organizations are innovating across the country. This edition specifically explores new innovative models of care for:

ü Aging Populations
ü Mental and Behavioral Health
ü Children and Youth
ü Drug and Alcohol
ü Physical and Developmental Disabilities

Tue, September 26, 2017
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Woods Services
40 Martin Gross Drive
Langhorne, PA 19047

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