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
In this module: