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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Community Partnerships to Improve Health Care
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
for Building Community-Public Health Partnerships
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