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

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New alliance in the Hudson Valley aims to streamline coordinated social care using Unite Us technology to manage closed loop referrals and measure outcomes for 50+ agencies.

Hudson Valley, NY April 10, 2024The 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, and 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 on 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, Director 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

To learn more about Hudson Valley Care Coalition and their Social Care Network, please contact Amie Parikh, or Brianna Rodriguez,

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.

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 and LinkedIn.