Alliance Creates Community Health Workers’ Scope of Practice, Training Curriculum, Certificate Program, and Reimbursement Strategy, Expanding Their Integration Into the Health System to Reduce Health Disparities
A statewide consortium of community health workers, public agencies, and nonprofits aimed to reduce health disparities by developing a standardized scope of practice, creating a training and certificate program and a stable funding strategy to secure reimbursement from Medicaid. Their work resulted in greater integration for these workers in the health care work force.
Community Coalition Supports Schools in Helping Students Increase Physical Activity and Make Better Food Choices
A community-based coalition in rural Pennsylvania conducts ongoing marketing, supports schools, and sponsors community events in an effort to promote healthier behaviors by students, leading to more physical activity and better food choices.
Statewide Health Information Exchange Generates High Levels of Participation and Many Reports of Improved Quality and Efficiency
The nation's first statewide health information exchange, the Delaware Health Information Network gives clinicians immediate access to patient-specific health data from other providers, leading to higher quality and more efficient care.
Community Coalition Connects Medical Practices to Community Resources, Leading to Improved Asthma and Diabetes Outcomes in At-Risk Populations
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.
Major Health Systems Collaborate on Organizational Structures and Policies, Enhancing Access to Care and Reducing Uncompensated Care Costs for the Uninsured
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.
Clinical–Community Relationships Measures Atlas
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
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
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
This guide attempts to share the best thinking and knowledge about what existing IPs have been able to accomplish.
Health Information Exchange Toolkits
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.