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What's New | August 03, 2011

Clinical & Community Linkages Clinical & Community Linkages
A long-term goal of AHRQ is to foster linkages between clinical practices and community organizations to enhance the delivery of preventive services. By increasing access to health care and community services, these linkages can improve health outcomes and reduce disparities.

The featured Innovations describe two programs that increased access to culturally competent services through a comprehensive approach that included linkages.

The featured QualityTools offer resources to build clinical and community partnerships, including an assessment of community health needs. 
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE): Building a Foundation of Knowledge to Prioritize Community Needs
Developed by Centers for Disease Control

 Resource Guide for Health Care Professionals Interested in Advocating for Children's Health
Developed by American Academy of Pediatrics; California Medical Association Foundation; National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality

 Tools for Building Clinic–Community Partnerships To Support Chronic Disease Control and Prevention
Developed by Diabetes Initiative Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

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 Let's Go! Toolkits & Promotional Items
Developed by Let's Go!

 Medication Adherence Time Tool
Developed by American College of Preventive Medicine