To facilitate the implementation of the 1115 Waiver in Texas, HHSC established twenty Regional Healthcare Partnerships (RHPs) led by Anchoring entities. RHP3 consists of nine counties: Austin, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Harris, Matagorda, Waller, and Wharton. Harris Health System, the Anchor for Region 3, coordinates the creation of RHP Plans by partnering with Intergovernmental Transfer (IGT) entities, private hospitals, non-hospital providers, community organizations and leaders, academic organizations, and other stakeholders. RHP Plans seek to demonstrate the 1115 Waiver's benefit to the Region 3 community and the state.
The Region's specific objectives and improvement targets are based on stakeholder input, community needs assessments, and DSRIP protocols. The Region's overarching goals include: