Community health collaboratives bring together stakeholders across the healthcare eco-system, including representatives from public health systems, hospitals, and state and local health organizations. The purpose is to achieve common goals, solve shared challenges, and leverage opportunities to improve whole person care. But community health collaboratives can be difficult to establish, with many organizations unsure about where to begin and what to do.
Baycare Health System and Conduent Healthy Communities Institute examined some of the key challenges hospital systems, state agencies and local organizations are tackling as they co-lead collaboratives to transform population health. Here are six key take-aways from the discussion.
Ensuring long-term impact
Sustaining a long-term impact outside the walls of the hospital and into your community is critical for success. Lisa Bell, Manager of Community Benefit at Baycare Health System shares how collaboration with all partners at All4HealthFL Collaborative has improved health in four counties.
Dealing with disconnects
Examine the major disconnect in a provider’s ability to translate their health improvement strategies into the community they serve. Ashley Wendt, Public Health Consultant with Healthy Communities Institute talks about how to get alignment and buy-in with community partners.
Building bridges with data
Hear the reasons why community organizations move forward on health initiatives without their provider partners. Jane Chai, Community Health Subject Matter Expert at Healthy Communities Institute, explains how common data and common language can bring everyone together.