On January 9, 2018, the HPC made up to $10,000,000 available for the SHIFT-Care Challenge. The SHIFT-Care Challenge (SHIFT-Care) represents a significant investment on behalf of the Commonwealth in sustainable, transformative care models that seek to reduce avoidable acute care utilization. Through SHIFT-Care, grantees will receive funds to invest in promising innovations that address health-related social needs and increase access to timely behavioral health services for residents of Massachusetts with the goal of decreasing the use of costly and avoidable hospital care.
Eligible entities applied for up to $750,000 to prepare and implement an initiative according to one of two tracks during a 21-month period of performance:
- Track 1 – Addressing health-related social needs
- Track 2 – Increasing access to behavioral health care
At the July 18, 2018, HPC staff presented on the SHIFT-Care award recommendations. The slide presentation is available here.
Learn more with our SHIFT-Care factsheet.
- SHIFT-Care Challenge Evaluation: Foreward (Published June 2022)
- SHIFT-Care Challenge Evaluation: Final Report (Published June 2022)
- VIDEO: SHIFT Care Challenge: Opioid Use Disorder Initiatives (Released June 2022)
- Innovation Spotlight: UMass Memorial Health Harrington Hospital (Published June 2022)
- The Shift-Care Challenge Investment Program: Opioid Use Disorder Cohort (Published June 2022)
SHIFT-Care Challenge Awardee Profiles
The following profiles offer snapshots of SHIFT-Care Awardee profiles, detailing each awardee's care model, anticipated impacts, and partner organizations.
Baystate Health Care Alliance
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth
Beverly Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospital
Boston Medical Center
Community Care Cooperative
Harrington Memorial Hospital
Holyoke Health Center
Holyoke Medical Center
Lowell General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mercy Medical Center
North Shore Medical Center
Steward Health Care Network, Inc.
UMass Memorial Medical Center
The tables below provide a brief summary of each award and include the total funding requested by the applicant and the total award cap recommended. All proposed awards are contingent on successful completion of contracting and HPC approval of an Award Plan.
Summary of Awards
|Applicant||Care Model||Recommended Funding|
|Baystate Health Care Alliance||Address Health-Related Social Needs||$750,000.00|
|Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital- Plymouth||Enhance Access to Timely Behavioral Health Care||$742,407.02|
|Beverly/Addison Gilbert Hospitals||Enhance Access to Timely Behavioral Health Care||$750,000.00|
|Boston Medical Center||Address Health-Related Social Needs||$542,883.53|
|Community Care Cooperative (C3)||Address Health-Related Social Needs||$750,000.00|
|Harrington Memorial Hospital||Enhance Access to Timely Behavioral Health Care||$486,580.00|
|Hebrew Senior Life||Address Health-Related Social Needs||$500,000.00|
|Holyoke Health Center||Enhance Access to Timely Behavioral Health Care||$565,422.00|
|Holyoke Medical Center||Enhance Access to Timely Behavioral Health Care||$750,000.00|
|Lowell General Hospital||Enhance Access to Timely Behavioral Health Care||$606,609.00|
|Massachusetts General Hospital||Enhance Access to Timely Behavioral Health Care||$550,000.00|
|Mercy Medical Center||Enhance Access to Timely Behavioral Health Care||$516,048.00|
|North Shore Medical Center||Enhance Access to Timely Behavioral Health Care||$750,000.00|
|Steward Health Care Network||Address Health-Related Social Needs||$745,351.00|
|UMass Memorial Medical Center||Enhance Access to Timely Behavioral Health Care||$750,000.00|