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Delivery System Transformation Pilots

Purpose of the Delivery System Transformation Committee

InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO) is committed to improving the health of our communities by building on current resources and partnerships within the tri-county region. IHN-CCO and community partners, through the DST, welcome innovative ideas and collaborative strategies to ensure all individuals have equal opportunities to be healthy where they are born, live, learn, work, play, worship and age. IHN-CCO is committed to improving the health of our communities through the Quadruple Aim of reduced costs, better health, improved access and improved provider and staff satisfaction.

Through embracing the values of equity, inclusion, innovation, respect and collaboration, the DST envisions a health care system rooted in community knowledge, values and innovation. The DST is committed to fostering an inclusive, engaged, collaborative space where innovative and transformational ideas are shared and supported with the intent of advancing health equity, centering community perspectives and improving health outcomes for diverse communities across the Benton, Lincoln and Linn County region.  

What is Transformation?

Transformation is the constant process of change. Encouraging transformation can happen in many ways, such as creating new relationships, community partnerships and connections outside of the traditional health services setting to improve community health and wellbeing. Transformational pilots look at health and well-being from an upstream, prevention point of view, which means trying a different approach and being willing to risk trying something new. Even projects that struggle or fail provide valuable learning opportunities. Transforming systems takes time and supporting innovative ideas now can lead the way towards a healthier future.

Resource Documents (English & Spanish) 

IHN-CCO DST Request for Proposal Guidelines (English), IHN-CCO DST Request for Proposal Guidelines (Spanish)
IHN-CCO DST Large RFP Requirements (English)IHN-CCO DST Large RFP Requirements (Spanish)
IHN-CCO DST Small RFP Requirements (English)IHN-CCO DST Small RFP Requirements (Spanish)
IHN-CCO DST Capacity Building Requirements (English)IHN-CCO DST Capacity Building Requirements (Spanish)

Required Components

Submit a Letter of Intent Form. The Letter of Intent includes the following components in addition to organizational information: 

  1. Describe your project and how it impacts social determinants of health  & equity in a few paragraphs. Include how it is transformational and innovative. (250-500 words) 
  2. How do you expect to improve the health & wellbeing of IHN-CCO members? (100-250 words)
  3. How will your project promote equity and reduce health disparities for IHN-CCO members? (100-250 words)
  4. How does this project connect with related activities happening in our region?  Which other community organizations are involved with this idea or similar work?  Do you plan to collaborate with any other organizations? (250-500 words)
  5. What is your approximate budget? Consider expenses such as staff time, materials and supplies, meetings, education, travel, indirect costs, etc.
    ☐ $15,000 or less
    ☐ Over $15,000, under $50,000
    ☐ Over $50,000
    ☐ Unsure

Question & Answer Session

Two virtual open-house style question and answer sessions will be offered for potential pilot projects. Contact for meeting details.

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Time: 5 to 6 p.m.

Delivery System Transformation Committee Meeting

It is highly recommended that potential pilot proposers attend the DST meetings to connect, network and learn about other transformation efforts in the community. The meetings occur every other Thursday. Contact for meeting details.

Interested in the projects currently underway? View all of our current pilot summaries.
For past pilots including outcomes and sustainability, view our past pilot summaries.