Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Connecting Those at Risk to Care

Health Info NEPA lists free medical and dental clinics under Local Health Organizations. Those concerned with the healthcare needs of "at risk" persons in their communities may find this AHRQ publication very helpful because it provides a step-by-step guide for setting-up an infrastructure to:
  • Find: Identify those at greatest risk
  • Treat: Ensure that they receive needed evidence-based health and social services
  • Measure: Document and evaluate benchmarks and final outcomes.

This infrastructure, termed Community "HUB,"promotes "... a system of collaboration, accountability, and improved outcomes."

Community Care Coordination Learning Network. Connecting those at risk to care: a guide to building a community "HUB" to promote a system of collaboration, accountability, and improved outcomes. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); September 2010. AHRQ Publication No.09(10)-0088.

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