Improving Health Outcomes by Linking Community-based Community Health Workers with Health Systems
Partnering a Health System with an established Community Based Organization can bridge the healthcare disparity gap by building a more inclusive patient care team in order to offer culturally specific care by using Community Health Workers and Health Navigators.
The Community Partnership Model demonstrates a method for linkage between a Portland, Oregon Latino-serving Community Based Organization, Familias en Acción, and a Health System, Kaiser Permanente Northwest.
The Guide outlines the process, payments, and outcomes that could be anticipated from developing a similar community partnership. The Guide includes:
- Information about selecting partners and developing a relationship
- Sample partnership timeline and budget
- Sample referral process,
- Pathways to Health to track and provide a reasonable payment method for work done by Community Health Workers/Health Navigators,
- Sample contracts
- Sample Evaluation metrics
For additional information, contact Gail Brownmiller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the document here: IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP MODEL
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