Care Coordination Team
Community Health Workers (CHWs) are the initial point of contact for children and families who are enrolled in the CHECK program. CHWs create a roadmap for families to reduce triggers for chronic conditions, and manage the social stressors in their lives. Patients and families receive in-depth assessments, care planning, referral to social services, and, if needed, referrals to in-house legal support and community based mobile dental care. CHWs provide services both in community settings, including primary care practices and community based organizations, as well as the UIC hospital and health system, liaising between clinical and community based providers. CHWs also do home visits. A total of 38,376 services have been provided.
Dr. Anne Elizabeth Glassgow
Dr. Anne Elizabeth Glassgow is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Executive Director of CHECK. CHECK was the largest national pediatric payment and comprehensive delivery system model funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center, and now also operates as an Illinois Integrated Health Home. In her role as Executive Director, Dr. Glassgow is responsible for the operational leadership and oversight, research, compliance, and financial management of CHECK. Dr. Glassgow has more than 20 years of clinical experience, is a Principal- and Co-Investigator on several research projects, and has served in a variety of health care administration and high-level management positions. Dr. Glassgow was the Project Director of the National Institutes of Health, P60 Center or Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities at the University of Illinois (UIC) at Chicago Institute for Health Research and Policy. Prior to coming to UIC, Dr. Glassgow also was instrumental in building statewide home visitation infrastructure through the Strong Foundations federal maternal child health care grant awarded to the State of Illinois-Governor’s Office. During that time, she worked on home visitation policy for the Affordable Care Act of 2010. She also has held a position as the Department Manager of Early Childhood Mental Health and Development for a large mental health center and the Director of Consultation Services for a private, for-profit health care company.