Value Based Payment and Care for the Healthcare Safety Net

For the next two years, i2i Center will be partnering with NC Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA) on a national grant from the Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net for its State Learning and Action Collaborative. The project’s focus is to expand value-based care practices and payment strategies for public safety net providers—both behavioral health and primary health—through state learning & action collaboratives, engaging with local stakeholders, and advancing policy.


In June, Mary Hooper and Ann Rodriguez attended a two-day kick-off program in Denver, CO along with our NCCHCA partners. The two-day event focused on:

  1. identifying opportunities for primary and behavioral health to work together at the state level;
  2. getting to know peers and identifying opportunities for shared learning across associations;
  3. input into Delta Center activities; and
  4. identify how grantee goals align with Delta Center goals and identify next steps to take prior to next convening.

i2i Center and NCCHCA meet on a regular basis and are discussing how each organization is currently connecting with members and partners to promote value-based purchasing and contracting. The organizations will be finalizing the goals of the grant program and working with a Delta Center coach to ensure the goals are aligned with the national expectations.

Lead Staff

Ann Rodriguez, MHA, Assistant Director

Mary Hooper, MSW, ACSW, Executive Director


Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net