The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved the selection of Telecare Corporation as the service provider for a Pay for Success project to improve stability and wellness of some of the County’s most severely mentally ill individuals through intensive outpatient treatment, case management, and supportive services.
“Improving the stability and wellness of members of our community who suffer from acute mental illness is a high priority for the County,” said President Dave Cortese, County of Santa Clara. “We are hopeful that through this project, we’ll be able to offer more
Salt Lake County Launches Request for Proposals for Criminal Justice, Child/Maternal Health PFS Projects
The Salt Lake County Pay for Success Initiative has released two Requests for Proposals from qualified non-profits to provide comprehensive services that can improve criminal and other relevant outcomes for high-need populations. The two proposals are focused on criminal justice/recidivism and child/maternal health. Since 2014, the County has been working to assess the viability of implementing Pay for Success projects in the County. In January, Mayor Ben McAdams announced the selection of three issue areas to move forward with Pay for Success contracting: child/maternal health, criminal justice recidivism, and homelessness.
Santa Clara County just launched a Request for Proposals for its Acute Mental Health: Frequent Users Care Coordination Pay for Success Project. The selected agency will enter into a Pay for Success (PFS) contract with the County, under which the County only pays for services if and when successful results are achieved. This PFS initiative is the first in the U.S. to target mental health and the second PFS project in the County and in California, positioning the County at the forefront of the national movement towards performance-based contracting for
Third Sector Capital Partners, with support from the Health Trust, has published a case study that documents Santa Clara County’s exploration of a Pay for Success initiative from its origins in community conversations through the County Board of Supervisors’ vote to fund the construction of one or more Pay for Success contracts. In the case study, Third Sector discusses the critical factors that advanced the project and key lessons learned by stakeholders. Click here to view the case study.
Santa Clara County Hires Third Sector to Construct and Implement Pay for Success Pilot Project
Santa Clara County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on August 27, 2013 to advance the County’s pursuit of Pay for Success (PFS). The Board’s vote allocated $75,000 in funding for Third Sector Capital Partners (Third Sector). The Sobrato Family Foundation and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation will match the County’s support.
The County’s funding is an important evolution in the PFS field and demonstrates government’s increasing interest in providing financial support for PFS exploration and project construction.