Southland Care Coordination Partners (SCCP) is a high-performing C-Corporation, providing outsourced population health management services. Built on a foundation of trust, Southland Care Coordination Partners, Inc. SCCP was formed to effectively address the healthcare and social service needs of residents of the State of Illinois.
Under the guise of both federal and state health care reform mandates, SCCP provides comprehensive care coordination and care management services for health plans, physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers.
For us, health means more than just our physical health, but rather includes our mental, social, economic, psychological, and spiritual health. This holistic, patient-focused approach to health care and wellness provides the foundation of why we exist. It is our mission to create a culture of health that embraces innovative community-centered practices and empower individuals.
SCCP is a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).
We envision co-creating healthy communities that incorporate physical, mental, social, and economic well-being.
Our mission is to work collaboratively to create enterprises that foster and promote healthy communities.
- Triple Bottom Line – Human, Community and Financial Impact
- Client Focused
- Fair and Equitable Engagement
- Health Equity
In 2011, in response to the State of Illinois’ Solicitation for Care Coordination Entities and Managed Care Community Networks for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities, our founder and visionary, Jennifer Artis, established a coalition of primary care providers, FQHCs, hospitals, home health agencies, mental health and substance abuse agencies/organizations, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, marketing experts, and other interested individuals/organizations. The focus of this coalition was to develop a care coordination model that could improve health outcomes, while reducing the cost of providing care for the targeted population.
The work of the coalition resulted in the development of the Smart Care. Less Cost care coordination model. This model was based on the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) definition and framework for measuring care coordination (www.qualityforum.org), and included the following core elements:
- Trained and Competent Care Coordination Team
- Comprehensive Health Assessments
- Proactive Care Planning
- Ongoing Clinical Follow-Up and Tracking
- Chronic Disease Self-Management Education
- Prevention and Wellness Services
- Evidence-Based Medication Management
- Home and Community Based Services
- Case-Management and Social Service Referral
- Health Information Technology Functionality and Interoperability
- Culturally Relevant Delivery of Care
- Supportive Community Networks and Partnerships
In 2014, after two years of negotiations, SCCP partnered with Entire Care Health Plan, a Coordinated Care Entity (CCE) contracted by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) to serve Medicaid clients in Chicago and certain surrounding suburbs. SCCP’s role was to provide a full range of services including onboarding services for new members, health risk screenings (HRSs) and health risk assessments (HRAs), care planning, ongoing care coordination, behavior health support, transition of care support, and HEDIS compliance services, for Entire Care members living in 33 zip codes in Cook and Will counties of Illinois.
In 2015, SCCP partnered with NextLevel Health to provide onboarding support for members in the Chicago area.
In 2016, Meridian contracted with SCCP to conduct HRAs for members throughout the State of Illinois, including Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, Bloomington, and the Metro East area. Additionally, in 2016, SCCP provided HEDIS compliance support to physician members of Apogee Health Partners, an Independent Physician Association.
In 2017, SCCP partnered with Family Health Network to provide home and community-based waiver services in the metropolitan Chicago area.
Our most celebrated partnership has been with IlliniCare Health. In 2016, SCCP began providing onboarding services for community members of IlliniCare’s Medicaid-Medicare Plan program. In 2017, our work with Illinicare was expanded to include conducting HRAs for long term care members. In 2018, Illinicare started utilizing our call center to conduct HRSs for new Medicaid members.
SCCP is governed by its Board of Directors, who are charged with providing strategic direction, setting company policies, and providing non-intrusive oversight to management. The current Board Members are:
- Linda Samson, Chair
- Edwin Ukpaby, Vice Chair/Secretary
- Ann Assam, Treasurer
- Moriel McClerklin, Director
SCCP is managed by a highly qualified Executive team with superior healthcare management experience.
Moriel McClerklin, DBA – President/CEO
Dr. Andre “Moriel” McClerklin, has over 30 years health executive experience. Dr. McClerklin’s experiences include working to build the capacity of community and faith-based organizations in health promotion and disease prevention; organizing chronic disease self-management workshops; designing and managing social marketing and health communication campaigns around diabetes prevention and obesity prevention; implementing heart-health and stoke prevention train-the-trainer classes; conducting health advocacy work; and establishing school/community-based physical activity programs.
In 2012, Dr. McClerklin received national recognition from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Champion, for his work in establishing faith-based chronic disease self-management programs.
Dr. McClerklin’s past and present organizational involvements include the Congressional Black Caucus Health Brain Trust Stakeholder Committee, the Southland Chamber of Commerce Health Committee, National Association of Health Service Executives (NAHSE), the Alliance for Healthy and Active Communities, Southland Ministerial Health Network, American Sustainable Business Council, World Green Business Association, and Action for a Sustainable America.
Dr. McClerklin has a doctorate degree in business administration.
Dr. McClerklin is also a former Adjunct Professor for Governor State University’s Health Administration Department.
Patrice Moore, RN, BSN, M.ED – Vice President/COO
Patrice Moore is a Registered Nurse with more than 30 years of managerial and administrative experience. Her experience includes Director of Health Systems and Hospital Affiliations for Access Community Health Network, Assistant Director of Clinical Operations for Perioperative Services at the Comer Children’s Hospital, and Health Consultant.
Ms. Moore has strong leadership and organization skills with a keen ability to readily assess organizational challenges and implement long-term solutions. She also has the ability to use quality guidelines to organize and develop standards, policies, and procedures and implement process improvements.
Ms. Moore is committed to ongoing quality improvement of patient care, as and staff education, as well as full primary, specialty and hospital Care Coordination.
Ms. Moore has a Master’s degree in Education (M.ED).