Network of Care Featured at Three National Conferences
August 19, 2011
Financial Services News
Multnomah County, OR – The National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Network of Care program has been featured at three national association conferences this summer. The Network of Care (NOC) is a highly interactive Web portal that consumers, community-based organizations, and local and state governments can use to quickly access a wide variety of important information relating to health and human services.
Done in partnership with Trilogy Integrated Resources, the websites offer states, counties, local governments and nonprofit organizations affordable, easy-to-use Web-based solutions that deliver the right information to the right people at the right time.
At NACo's Annual Conference in Multnomah County, Ore., two of the nine NOC Web portals were showcased: the Network of Care for Healthy Communities and the Network of Care for Service Members, Veterans and their Families. The veterans Web portal provides troops and their families with critical, comprehensive information to help them reintegrate into their communities upon return from active duty.
The site provides a wide variety of interactive functionality for education and networking. It also provides a user-friendly service directory that can search all services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, National Guard, the state, the county, local service providers and local grassroots organizations.
The Healthy Communities Web portal was also featured at the annual conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national partner of NACo's Network of Care program. The module helps people find and access health information and resources including services, news, and a state-of-the-art library.
The Web portal tracks more than 100 community health indicators; provides a constantly updated community needs assessment; helps communities plan health inter ventions based on best practices from around the country; provides informa tion to individuals and their families on virtually every health issue; and includes personal health records, advocacy, news, all local services and continuous updates from CDC.
Another NACo partner, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), used its annual conference to highlight the Web portal for Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) that links consumers to ser vices in their county or Area Agency on Aging. ADRC also features a call center. The call center gives an agency the ability to record information about a client or caregiver; customize fields for data collection and reporting; provide direct referrals to service providers; and has complete and comprehensive reporting capabilities.
The NOC was selected through a nationally solicited competitive bid process by Fairfax County, Va. acting as the lead public agency. Fairfax County issued a national request for proposal (RFP) for a comprehensive, integrated Web-based information and referral system and selected Trilogy to provide these services. Most public agencies can “piggyback” on a contract competitively bid by another public agency, eliminating the need to bid for the services themselves.
For additional information about NACo's Network of Care program, please contact Jim Sawyer, NACo Financial Services Corporation, at (202) 661-8868 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jacqueline Zimmer at (415) 458-5900 or email@example.com.