Who We Are
The Ely Community Care Team (CCT) was created to identify and address gaps in care in Minnesota’s Northeast Iron Range communities. The partnership of community members and 20 organizations that represent health care, behavioral health, education, social service and non-profit organizations serves the entire population of this remote, rural geographic region with special emphasis on individuals and families in poverty or experiencing mental illness.
The Community Care Team provides collaborative care and targeted care coordination to insure adequate resources are available for physical health, mental health and psychosocial challenges; professionals are trained in recognizing such challenges and are prepared respond to the full spectrum of a person’s needs; and patients have the tools and resources to be a partner in their wellness, treatment and recovery goals. A robust process and outcome evaluation is already showing significant benefits to patients and professionals, in addition to reduced healthcare costs.
The CCT has been in continuous collaboration since 2011. It is currently funded (11/4/14-12/30/16) as part of a $45 million State Innovation Model (SIM) cooperative agreement, awarded to the Minnesota Departments of Health and Human Services in 2013 by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to help implement the Minnesota Accountable Health Model.
Listen to Community Care Team members explain how it works.
The Community Care Team provides collaborative care and support to help you achieve your wellness goals.
Adequate resources are available to citizens when needed to help them with their physical health, mental health and psychosocial challenges. Professionals in health, education, and public service are trained in recognizing when someone is confronted with such challenges and are prepared to provide an appropriate rsponse in giving assistance. Patients and their supporters have the tools and resources to help them be a partner in meeting their wellness, treatment and recovery goals.