Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) is one of largest county health systems in the US, with hospitals, a rehab hospital, and clinics across the Chicago metro area. It is closely affiliated with CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care organization created as part of the Medicaid expansion in Illinois.
Cook County Uses Purple Binder to Address the Social Determinants of Health
CCHHS uses Purple Binder to address the social determinants of health in many settings. Inpatient and outpatient care teams, along with the care management call center, all use Purple Binder to connect patients with community resources that help them stay healthy — from housing to food pantries, from low-cost childcare to park district programs.
Purple Binder’s resource directory is also integrated into the care management platform at CCHHS.
Hyperlocal Community Knowledge, Centralized
Care teams across CCHHS now all have access to the same resources for their patients. This knowledge used to be specific to particular staff. Now, all staff have the knowledge that they need to connect patients with community resources.
CCHHS care teams are able to quickly determine whether a patient is eligible for a community service. Each community listing in Purple Binder goes beyond contact information, capturing crucial details like eligibility criteria and intake process. Each listing also includes waitlist information and all necessary application forms.