Online Program

Bridging connections among clinical providers and community resources

Monday, November 4, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Health care reform in Massachusetts has led to greater numbers of insured residents, causing the demand for primary care to grow. Primary care capacity at urban teaching hospitals is limited and not always cost effective, yet patients who present without a primary care provider need a way to engage in primary care. Learn about an effective intervention. The Clinical-Community Relationships Measures (CCRM) project advances AHRQ's goal through the development of a measurement conceptual framework which provides a structure for identifying, categorizing, and understanding the basic components of effective clinical-community relationships An evidence-based program aimed at low-income, underserved adults, the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP) demonstrates that integrating community health care organizations and community resources to help patients prevent chronic disease can have significant positive impacts on overall health and wellness of the patient participants, families, and community. The Triple Aim of simultaneously improving population health, improving the patient experience of care, and reducing per capita cost was introduced by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in 2008 as statement of purpose for fundamentally new health systems that contribute to the overall health of populations while reducing costs. Learn of effective models of collaboration to achieve some gains.
Session Objectives: Define each dimension of the Triple Aim as a guiding framework for health system transformation Describe the details of an intervention for connecting hospital patients with primary care Demonstrate how an integrative public health intervention combined with the best practices of health literacy supports participants and providers in engaging in making positive health-related behavior changes at the individual and community levels.
Andrea Lowe, MPH, CPH

Measuring connections between providers and community resources for prevention: The AHRQ clinical-community relationships measures (CCRM) atlas   
Maurice Johnson, MPH, Russ Mardon, PhD, Paul McGinnis, MPA, David Buckley, MD, MPH and Janice Genevro, PhD, MSW
Connecting health providers, patients, and community resources through effective health programming in low-income communities: The canyon ranch institute life enhancement program   
Andrew Pleasant, PhD, Jennifer Cabe, MA, Paloma Hernandez, MS, MPH, Debbie Lester, LMSW, Samuel DeLeon, MD, Amy Michael, Martha Gragg, RN MSN, Colleen Cross, MA, Nancy Johnson, RN PhD, Julia Strange, Mary Atkinson, RD, Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS and Chuck Palm, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)