Referral and Common Consent Committee
The Common Referral and Consent Committee is focused on creating a seamless, continuum of coordinated services for pregnant and parenting teens and their children in Hennepin County. The Committee is currently working to develop modifications to the System of Care Partnership referral platform that is in use by the partners of the NW Teen Parent Connection in northwest Hennepin County. The SOCP will reflect HCTPC’s affiliated organization’s needs by develop a common consent form, and expanding participation by HCTPCS affiliated organizations. Data sharing across systems and jurisdictions is one of the main focuses of the Common Referral and Consent Committee. The committee will be gathering information from other collaborative organizations, Compliance Officers and other legal advice to include a data sharing component as a part of the SOCP.
What is the System of Care Partnership?
The System of Care Partnership (SOCP) is a provider to provider network of referral resources that facilitates cross-agency work that is more efficient and effective, simplifies lines of communication and facilitates working relationships between partner providers in order to strengthen each organization's ability to better serve children and families utilizing the current, available resources of each partnering agency. The SOCP is organized around a Collective Impact framework focused on (1) a common agenda, (2) shared measurement, (3) mutually reinforcing activities, (4) continuous communication, and (5) a backbone organization. This collaborative has demonstrated an ability to help its clients receive earlier interventions and connect with a full range of services, and it has helped its partners make direct referrals beyond its area of expertise to backroom professionals in other sectors that align with a client's needs. SOCP also provides timely tracking of these referrals.
The SOCP utilizes a web-based tool for referral process and service coordination. The SOCP provider partner organizations agree to work together across the serving systems to create a cross sector network of communication, facilitating a continuum of service coordination and referral. A partnership agreement was developed by the partner providers and is the basis for mutual accountability.