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22 11, 2017

Five Strategic Keys for Effective Community Collaboration

2017-12-01T16:32:46+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|

Collaboration is essential for community health improvement.  But experience shows that collaboration can fall short if there are strategy gaps between the partners. We can improve our chances for success by considering five strategic keys at the front end of collaboration

1. Shared Vision

Effective collaboration requires that all partners share a vision of the purpose, scope, culture, design, funding, and success indicators for the project. Ask: How does each collaborating partner view this project? Do we share a common vision, or are there differences to discuss?

2. Compatible Missions

Collaborating partners should have missions that are compatible, and not in conflict. Ask: Are our missions […]

23 06, 2017

The Story of New Ulm A Population Health Transformation

2017-06-23T21:58:26+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

Published on Sep 27, 2016
Located in Southwest Minnesota is a rural community of 30,000 people served by the New Ulm Medical Center. It is in that location that some of the Nation’s biggest lessons are being learned in the delivery of proactive healthcare to serve a population of needs. On a 10-year journey, this community is on a mission to eliminate heart disease. Eight years in, they have seen enviable results across all major clinical and financial indicators.

CREDITS
Directed by: Ethan Vincent & Nathaniel Hansen
Executive Producer: Paul Horstmeier
Produced by: Chris Keller, Nathaniel Hansen, Ethan Vincent
Associate […]

23 06, 2017

Population Health in Santa Barbara

2017-06-23T21:52:06+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

Published on Mar 24, 2016
Fred Kass, MD, illuminates some of the struggles facing populations on the west side of Santa Barbara and the implications that they have on public health. Learn more at – https://www.cottagehealth.org.

23 06, 2017

Donna’s Story

2017-06-23T21:45:12+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

Donna’s story illustrates the importance of family and social context in child health and development. Questions to consider: What might be an optimal support model for Donna and her family if they lived in your community? Are there policy, practice, or resources obstacles to creating an optimal support model? How might people collaborate and innovate to remove or overcome these obstacles?

Published on Sep 27, 2010
You are watching work by Journeyman Film Company (www.journeymanfilm.com).

Donna is a kid much like any other kid. But, as with any kid, various Social Determinants of Health […]

23 06, 2017

Keith and Allison

2017-06-23T21:29:20+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

This story illustrates the importance and the challenge of supporting older adults within the community. The story is presented not only from the perspective of Mr. and Mrs. Dorey, the older couple in the story, but also through the eyes of Keith and Allison, a doctor and a nurse in the hospital emergency department. Questions for consideration: What might be the most supportive care model for Mr. and Mrs. Dorey if they lived in your community? Are there policy, practice, or resource obstacles in the way of this care model? How might people collaborate and innovate to […]

23 06, 2017

Diana’s Story

2017-06-23T21:27:06+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

Diana’s story illustrates the importance and the challenge of helping people with multiple needs.  Questions to consider: What might be an optimal care model for Diana if she lived in your community?   Are there policy, practice, or resources obstacles to creating an optimal care model?  How might people collaborate and innovate to remove or overcome these obstacles?

Published on Sep 27, 2010

You are watching work by Journeyman Film Company (www.journeymanfilm.com).

Like many of us, Diana has relationship issues, transportation issues, financial issues and health issues.  She also has schizophrenia.  From […]