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Partnerships Model

Partnerships between different healthcare organizations can improve care coordination, care transitions, and patient outcomes. Programs can arrange partnerships to achieve care coordination goals by sharing resources and data, making referrals for their patients, enhancing communication, and exchanging best practices. Using a systems approach for these activities may increase quality of care delivered to patients.

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Forging Community Partnerships to Improve Health Care
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This issue brief examines strategies that are being used by four managed care organizations (MCOs) to invest in community partnerships to change the way care is provided to vulnerable populations.
Organization(s): Health Management Associates, The Commonwealth Fund
Date: 4/2013

Innovative Communities: Breaking Down Barriers
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This report describes the opportunities for facilitating partnerships and networks and presents three case studies of successful partnerships for healthcare coordination and support.
Organization(s): Long-Term Quality Alliance
Date: 12/2010

Partnerships to Improve Care Coordination
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This websites describes how partnerships can be used as a tool to improve care coordination and includes examples of innovative partnerships that have improved care coordination.
Organization(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Strategies for Building Community-Public Health Partnerships
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This publication summarizes findings and lessons learned for successful partnerships, as identified from an evaluation of the Partnership for the Public’s Health (PPH) initiative to build partnerships between communities and public health agencies in California.
Organization(s): Partnership for the Public’s Health
Date: 12/2007