3094.0: Monday, November 13, 2000 - 2:54 PM

Abstract #12352

Project REACH: Lessons Learned and Translation into Clinical Practice

Georgianna Lee Bell, MPH, MBA, Allina Foundation, 2800 Chicago Avenue South, Suite 330, Minneapolis, MN 55407, 651-647-6905, glee@pathfinder-resources.com

In 1997, The Minnesota Department of Health and the Urban Coalition issued Populations of Color in Minnesota: Health Status Report. This report shows a growing minority health gap in Minnesota. It challenged the health care industry to do something about it. In 1998, the Allina Foundation, a non-profit foundation affiliated with a large Minnesota-based health system, funded a one million dollar multi-year project to identify strategies that work in community-based or population-based health improvement and to create an infrastructure for evaluation (Project REACH II). The presenter will describe lessons learned, dissemination strategies, and future partnerships with public and private providers.

Publicly supported health programs and the private health care industry represent a large part of a state’s economy, and can bring influence to health outcomes. If the methodology is partnership, Project REACH is worthy of closer examination.

Learning Objectives: 1) to describe lessons learned 2) to identify areas for collaboration

Keywords: Collaboration, Community-Based Partnership

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA