The National Healthcare for the Homeless conference honors Nic Granum on Thursday, March 14th with the Local Hero Award!
From August 2008 through November 2012, Nic Granum has been Program Manager of Central City Concern’s Recuperative Care Program. This program provides housing, meals, intensive case management and follow-up primary health care to homeless individuals who have recently been hospitalized. The program also works for positive outcomes when patients leave the program – connection to ongoing care and safe housing are primary goals.
From November 2012 to present, Nic has worked as Project Director for the Interdisciplinary Community Care Team, (ICCT). ICCT is a new, inter-program team that will focus on improving cost and quality of care measures for some of CCC’s most vulnerable and high risk individuals. Nic and three health workers will work to reach 135 patients/year to stabilize their health, housing and overall well-being. The ultimate goal of the program is to “bend the costs of Medicare down” and ultimately save $35 million over a three-year period. Project is funded by a large community collaborative, supported by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and plays a pivotal role in our emerging coordinated care organization in the tri-county area.