Hello from your Idaho Academy Board,
This e-blast is being sent to you by your Idaho Academy Board.
We are working hard to bring nutrition services to Idaho citizens through Idaho’s State Healthcare Innovation Plan (aka as SHIP).
We have prepared a brief WHAT, WHERE, HOW, WHY, and NEXT STEPS summary for you. We need RDNs who provide outpatient services to complete the short survey described at the end of this summary. Here is the link for the survey: Complete by Monday, October 19th. Click here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WRN6HGK
- WHAT IS THE SHIP:
o The SHIP is a plan to transform Idaho’s healthcare delivery system.
o It involves moving away from the traditional fee-for-service, volume-based model to a value-driven model of care that rewards quality and improved health outcomes.
o Idaho has received a $40 million grant for the implementation of the SHIP.
o Central to the SHIP is the transformation of 165 primary care practice settings to the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care.
- WHERE WILL HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION TAKE PLACE
- HOW IS THE IDAHO ACADEMY INVOLVED:
o Deena LaJoie, MS, RDN, LD, is our representative on the Idaho Healthcare Coalition, a governor appointed board that oversees the implementation of the SHIP.
o The Idaho Academy has identified a member in each Health District to be a contact person for that area. See attached list for names of RDN liaisons. Idaho Academy Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Liaisons by Health District
- WHY DOES THIS MATTER TO THE IDAHO ACADEMY AND IDAHO’S RDNs
o RDN’s are integral players in a healthcare system that rewards quality of care and improved patient outcomes.
o We expect to see increasing opportunities for Idaho’s RDNs to provide outpatient nutrition services throughout the state.
o It aligns with our Mission and Vision:
Mission: Empower the Idaho RDN
Vision: Enhance skills, knowledge, and networking opportunities to empower Idaho RDNs to be the food and nutrition experts
o The Idaho Academy would like to provide each Health Department with a list of clinics as well as independent RDNs who provide outpatient nutrition services.
o If you fit in either category, please complete this brief survey by Monday, October 19th. Click here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WRN6HGK
o For more information