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Community Coalition Connects Medical Practices to Community Resources, Leading to Improved Asthma and Diabetes Outcomes in At-Risk Populations 7/16/2014
King County Steps to Health connected medical practices to community resources by encouraging organizations to work together to identify common messages, leverage resources, and develop programs for populations at risk for diabetes, asthma, and obesity.
Policy Major Health Systems Collaborate on Organizational Structures and Policies, Enhancing Access to Care and Reducing Uncompensated Care Costs for the Uninsured 7/2/2014
Large health care systems in Detroit came together to develop an organizational structure and common goals and policies designed to strengthen the safety net for uninsured residents, leading to increased enrollment in public insurance, enhanced access to primary and specialty care, and lower uncompensated care costs.
Policy Multistakeholder Community Collaborative Spurs Development of Initiatives That Collectively Have Improved Blood Pressure Control Among Hypertensive Individuals 7/2/2014
A multistakeholder collaborative, the Rochester Blood Pressure Initiative supports the development and implementation of a variety of provider-, employer-, and community-based programs that have collectively improved blood pressure control among hypertensive individuals in metropolitan Rochester, NY.
Policy State Medicaid Program Pays Additional Capitated Fee to Integrated Primary Care and Mental Health Homes, Leading to Better Outcomes and Lower Costs 7/2/2014
The Missouri Medicaid Health Home program provides capitated payments to primary care and mental health medical homes that adopt an integrated staffing model that allows patients to receive both medical and mental health care, leading to better health outcomes and lower utilization and costs.
Policy State-Financed, Primary Care–Led, Accountable Care Collaborative Provides Comprehensive, Coordinated Care to Medicaid Beneficiaries, Reducing Admissions, Use of Imaging Services, and Costs 7/2/2014
A State-led accountable care collaborative provides comprehensive, coordinated care to Medicaid beneficiaries through primary care medical homes, reducing use of inpatient, imaging, and emergency department services, and generating estimated savings of $6 million for the State.
QualityTools
Clinical–Community Relationships Measures Atlas 9/25/2013
AHRQ developed the CCRM Atlas to identify ways to further define, measure, and evaluate programs based on clinical-community relationships for the delivery of clinical preventive services.
Clinical–Community Relationships Evaluation Roadmap 7/31/2013
The Clinical–Community Relationships Evaluation Roadmap is intended to serve as a general guide and resource for future research and evaluation into the design and implementation of effective clinical–community resource relationships for the provision of selected clinical preventive services.
Sharing Specialty Services: A Business Guide and Toolkit for Community Clinics 7/17/2013
This business planning guide is designed to assist CCHCs and clinic consortia as they consider developing networks to share specialty services.
Establishing a Child Health Improvement Partnership: A How-to Guide 6/5/2013
This guide attempts to share the best thinking and knowledge about what existing IPs have been able to accomplish.
Health Information Exchange Toolkits 6/5/2013
This Web page from the HIMSS offers three toolkits that provide information about HIE organizations, networks, and initiatives at the local, regional, and State level.

Last updated: July 16, 2014.