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Module 1: Introduction to Care Coordination

In 2003, the Institute of Medicine* identified care coordination as one of 20 national priority areas for improving the quality of healthcare delivered in the United States. Rural communities are implementing care coordination programs to coordinate care across providers, facilitate the exchange of information, support healthy behaviors, and help individuals to achieve their health goals. This module provides an overview of care coordination and important considerations for care coordination strategies and the needs of rural communities.

* Now called the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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