MHDG was recently featured in "Cardiac Health: Atlantic Quality Innovation Network Promotes Cardiac Prevention Among High-Risk Population" from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
"One participant in the collaborative is the Medical Home Development Group (MHDG), a medical clinic that practices in an underserved area of Washington, D.C.," says CMS. "Based on recommendations from the collaborative, MHDG implemented a comprehensive and scalable program to enhance CVD screening for its high-risk, largely African-American patients, many of whom have co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. To treat these complex combinations of diseases, MHDG is integrating substance use disorder treatment with chronic care management."
The snapshot goes on to quote MHDG's Dr. Melissa Clark. “'We have a motto of the whole person approach to care,' said Dr. Melissa Clarke, vice president of population health and provider contracting at MHDG. 'Although we do have initiatives specific to certain areas, we view everything within the context of a person’s overall well-being.'”