Current/Past Initiatives

Current Initiatives

Universal Home Visiting
In May of 2009, Arrowhead Health Alliance was awarded a three-year federal grant through the Health Resource Service Administration (HRSA) to develop, or improve upon, Universal Home Visiting within the four AHA counties.

Universal Home Visiting, or Family Home Visiting, is available for all pregnant or postpartum women and their families. Registered nurses perform multidimensional home visits that can include wellness checks, education, connection with additional resources as necessary and other support.

AHA was awarded an additional three-year grant for Universal Home Visiting in 2012.

AHA’s varied initiatives, past and present, reflect the complexity of healthcare today and the need for ongoing innovation and collaboration.

This program information is presented for archival purposes.

Region 3 Adult Mental Health Initiative
The development of regional AMHIs is a direct result of State considerations and efforts to close eight state hospitals, one of which was Moose Lake State Hospital (aka Moose Lake Regional Treatment Center), serving Minnesotans with developmental disabilities, chemical dependency or serious and persistent mental illness. In 1995 the State began releasing “relocation” funding to Region III. This funding only went to the catchment area impacted by the closing of Moose Lake State Hospital. In 2012 the Minnesota Counties and Lake Superior Chippewa Bands of Bois Forte, Carlton, Cook, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis signed bylaws providing equal representation to all counties and tribes served by the Region 3 AMHI. In 2013 Arrowhead Health Alliance agreed to provide Joint Powers Authority to the Region 3 AMHI.

Past Initiatives

AHA’s varied initiatives, past and present, reflect the complexity of healthcare today and the need for ongoing innovation and collaboration.

This program information is presented for archival purposes. For the latest AHA initiatives, please visit our current initiatives page.

Client Services
AHA partnered with FirstPlan and Blue Plus/blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota to foster public-private innovation and collaboration on client services.

This strategic integration of services led to practical, cost-effective initiatives to improve health outcomes.

Health Plans
Health Plans – Since 2007 AHA has worked to develop relationships with Health Plans to focus on mutually beneficial initiatives. AHA has partnered with FirstPlan and Blue Plus/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota to foster public/private partnerships and collaborate on client services.

This integration of services leads to practical, cost effective strategies that improve health outcomes. Examples of initiatives included the following:

  • Improving lead screenings
  • Reducing ER visits for children and adults
  • Reducing need for inpatient mental health hospitalizations
  • Improving client enrollment/reducing Churn rates
  • Improving maternal/child health and access to care