Now more than ever, people are turning to their communities in times of need. When a person needs support, they may not go to a hospital. Instead, the first line of care often lies within their schools, churches, libraries, and community groups. In Ohio, Unite Us is helping organizations streamline the process of sending and receiving referrals so they can deliver more holistic, whole person care to individuals in their community, and track the impact of their work.
Unite Ohio is a coordinated care network of health and social service providers. Partners in the network are connected through Unite Us‘ shared technology platform, which enables them to securely send and receive electronic referrals and improve health across communities. Joining the network is at no cost for community-based organizations. The network launched in 2020 in Northeast Ohio, expanded to Central Ohio in February 2022, and is now also active in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton. The network includes MetroHealth, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and Clinisync as critical partners. As of October 2022, over 422 programs are available to support those in need.
This vibrant, growing network is a centralized place to connect care in our communities. Unite Us is currently expanding across the entire state and they invite all local providers and community-based organizations to join. The Unite Us team is available to provide technology, training, and ongoing support. Nonprofits can set up 1:1 time here with a local community engagement manager or learn more at www.ohio.uniteus.com.