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Session participants will explore a model for collaborative integration that offers a guiding strategy for engaging local public health resources, advancing community health improvement activities, and building partnerships across systems. The presenters from Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene will describe the process of linking clinical care to existing and planned community-based efforts.

11/16/2011 to 11/17/2011
When: 11/022/2011
Where: Webinar
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The American public health and medical care systems have traditionally existed as parallel efforts, each making distinct contributions to health. On their own, neither the public health system nor the health care system can comprehensively address the multitude of factors leading to the burden of chronic disease or the myriad of challenges to improving a community's health. Recognizing the importance of integrating the work of both approaches, the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes several provisions to advance collaborative efforts to reduce the impact of chronic disease and promote prevention strategies. Transitioning to a more collaborative model and aligning the skills and resources of both sectors towards common goals takes leadership, patience, and culture change.


In 2006, Cheshire County, New Hampshire (population 77,000) committed to becoming the healthiest community in the nation by 2020. This hospital-guided and community-embraced initiative provides the shared purpose to accelerate our already robust local collaboration efforts and promote system integration to produce healthier population outcomes. Session participants will explore a model for integration that offers a guiding strategy for engaging our local public health resources, advancing our community health improvement activities, and building partnerships across systems. We will describe the process of linking clinical care to existing and planned community-based efforts through a case study of our integrated Advocates for Healthy Youth obesity prevention coalition.


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe and replicate a model of integration that encourages the leadership and culture change necessary to produce healthier population outcomes.
  2. Appreciate the advantage of a shared community health improvement vision as a fundamental step to promoting and sustaining collaboration between a local public health and health care system.
  3. Explore key elements of integration at the community level that promote and sustain collaborative work between the public health and health care sectors that may be implemented in the participant's organization or community.

Use the following link to register for this webinar session:

https://www.hospitalconnect.com/secure/communityhlth/achi_AudioNov16_2011.jsp

 

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