Northwest Metro Alliance Receives Federal Grant to Improve Health of Anoka-Hennepin High School Students

Northwest Metro Health Student Partnership, part of the HealthPartners/Allina Health accountable care organization is the recipient of a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) funding awarded to Minnesota to test new ways of delivering and paying for health care. The Partnership, which focuses on improving the health of Anoka-Hennepin high school students in Minnesota, will use the $370,000 grant to increase access to screening, follow-up care and health promotion for a variety of social and physical issues that can affect academic performance. Minnesota’s State Innovation Model selected the Northwest Metro Healthy Student Partnership as one of 12 Accountable Communities for Health to receive part of a $45 million federal grant. The state is testing ways to promote health and improve health care by strengthening clinical and community partnerships.