Empowering community health workers

Community health workers (CHWs) play an increasingly critical role in the U.S. healthcare delivery system. They provide a wide range of services, from health promotion and education to care coordination and social support. And there is a growing body of evidence that CHW interventions have a significant positive impact on health outcomes and costs.

Momentum is building for community health workers to drive even greater impact. Significant investments in workforce development and rapidly increasing Medicaid coverage for CHW services mean there is a growing CHW workforce with access to reimbursement dollars. Yet most CHWs and the community-based organizations (CBOs) that employ them have no experience submitting healthcare claims.

This is where Pear Suite comes in. Pear Suite’s SaaS platform enables the rapidly growing CHW workforce to standardize the data they collect, improve care navigation, and access reimbursement. The company partners with payers and CBOs to address the social drivers of health in a scalable, cost-effective, and person-centered way.

Today Rock Health Capital is announcing our most recent investment in Pear Suite, alongside Flare Capital Partners, AARP, and California Health Care Foundation. Learn more about how Pear Suite is empowering community health workers to address the social drivers of health.

The Rock Health Summit speaker lineup is taking shape and we’re excited to share a sneak peek of who you’ll see on stage on September 10. You’ll hear unique perspectives and fresh ideas from Sara Vaezy (Providence), Monique Woodard (Cake Ventures), Blake Madden (Hospitalogy), Ashley Edwards (MindRight Health), Mohana Ravindranath (STAT), Joanna Strober (Midi Health)—and more!
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