In this age of budget cuts and rising health costs, it is imperative that hospitals, social service agencies and community organizations team up effectively to meet local community health needs and provide responsive, comprehensive and accessible health care options to even the most disadvantaged in the community.
This webinar will draw on the experience and success of 2011 AHA NOVA Award winner Parkview Health System's Integrated Community Nursing Program in bringing together schools, non-profit social service agencies, foundations, government agencies and programs, and the local Board of Health to identify and meet community health needs and provide an integrated web of services. These services include health screenings, immunizations, referrals, home visits, health care plans, follow-up, community and family education, financial assistance, and connection to a medical home.
The session will demonstrate ways that hospitals are able to establish and implement larger and more far-reaching programs by forging community collaborations, than can be achieved by working alone. Using real-life examples of numerous successful collaborations that have improved community health and well-being, the presenter will discuss the elements needed to forge meaningful community partnerships and plan collaborative projects to meet a community's identified needs.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will understand:
- How and why Parkview forged meaningful community collaborations that led to a successful community outreach program;
- The range and value of Parkview's community nursing-based program strategy; and
- Approaches and methods used to create the buy-in and involvement at all levels (board, leadership, community groups) that has been integral to program success.
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