Committees & Workgroups

SIM Steering Committee

The SIM Steering Committee held its first meeting on March 10, 2015 and has met monthly ever since (excluding a summer hiatus). This committee is SIM's public/private governing body and is charged with setting the strategic direction and policy goals. While regulatory promulgation and procurement issues will continue to rest with the state government, the Steering Committee exercises leadership discretion over the SIM grant. The current Steering Committee is comprised of several members of the original Healthy Rhode Island Steering Committee (convened during the SIM Model Design process) who were actively engaged in the development of the SIM Grant and participated in the face-to-face interview for the SIM Test Grant proposal, and other community stakeholders.

The SIM Steering Committee meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at DXC Technology, 301 Metro Center Blvd, Warwick, RI 02886; Conference Room 203.

To find agendas and meeting minutes for past SIM Steering Committee Meetings, please go to the Secretary of State Website under "State Innovation Model."  The site includes meetings from 2015-2019

SIM Workgroups

The Steering Committee commissioned five Workgroups to provide subject-matter expertise, community input, and recommendations for action over the course of the for-year grant period. 

All Sustainability Workgroup meetings are open, public meetings and SIM encourages diverse and full participation.


Technology Reporting - providing subject matter expertise on the creation and implementation of Rhode Island's Healthcare Feedback System and other IT-related SIM projects.

Measure Alignment - providing subject matter expertise for the creation of Rhode Island's aligned measure set and governance for the measure set, responsible for an annual review and updates to the set.  This Workgroup has transitioned to The Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC), for sustainability purposes.

SIM Sustainability - providing strategic input and guidance on the development of a set of Sustainability Recommendations for consideration by the full Steering Committee in Spring 2018.

Integrated Population Health - providing subject matter expertise and strategic oversight of the creation of Rhode Island's Integrated Population Health Plan and alignment of measures across the physical, behavioral, and overall health care continuum.  One of the main products to come from this group's work is the Health Assessment Report.

Patient Engagement - assisting with an inventory of current patient engagement activities taking place in Rhode Island and providing recommendations for filling patient engagement gaps.