Module 3: Implementation
Each care coordination program is different and there is no one-size-fits-all implementation strategy. This module identifies key concepts to consider when implementing a care coordination program in rural communities. Module 2 describes key implementation considerations as they relate to each of the six program models for rural care coordination — staffing, resources, liability, quality improvement, geography and transportation, special populations, adopting a whole person mindset, and family involvement. In this module, several cross-cutting issues to consider prior to implementing a rural care coordination program are also described.
For a broad overview of rural program implementation, see Implementing a Rural Community Health Program in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.