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Grants and Expertise

ICSI brings together providers, health plans, patients and other stakeholders to tackle complex health care issues. This collaborative approach is matched by our proven processes and our ability to take a concept through pilot to spread to sustainability. Some of our current and past work is noted here.

Mental and Physical Chronic Diseases

Through a cooperative agreement with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, ICSI is leading a consortium of 10 organizations to implement the COMPASS model to treat patients with depression, diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease in primary care. 

Accountable Health

Eighty percent of health influencers are non-clinical—socioeconomic conditions, living environment, patients’ own behaviors. Through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ICSI is developing a series of communications designed to support conversations that identify problems and opportunities, develop a shared vision for connections with community partners, and build practical next steps. Learn more.

Choosing Wisely

As a grantee of the ABIM Foundation, ICSI helped form the Choosing Wisely Minnesota Campaign to foster conversations between physicians and patient to ensure safe and appropriate care.

Risky Substance Use

ICSI is working with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to integrate the SBIRT model into the criminal justice system to alter the risky substance use behavior of first time DWI offenders.

Mental Health and Primary Care

Under an Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality grant, ICSI completed a three-year initiative with several other organizations nationally to screen and treat patients for depression and risky substance use in primary care. Read more.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about ICSI's ability to accelerate your organization's improvements, contact Chief Operating Officer Craig Acomb at (952) 814-7077.