The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) convened a 2010 summit of representatives from federal agencies and other stakeholder organizations to develop a national strategy for promoting linkages to increase the delivery of clinical preventive services. AHRQ’s goal was to understand whether fostering linkages between clinical practices and community organizations, such as local health departments and community-based organizations, is a potentially effective and feasible way to enhance the delivery of clinical preventive services.
Innovations on Clinical-Community Linkages
- Health Clinics and Community Organization Coordinate Outreach Workers to Educate and Support Farm Workers, Leading to Healthier Behaviors and Higher Satisfaction
- Quality Improvement Collaborative Helps Clinic Serving the Uninsured to Significantly Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening and Smoking Cessation Education
- Six-Month Weight Management Program for African-American Women Church Congregants Improves Behaviors, Blood Pressure, and Body Mass Index
- Community Partnership Uses Lay Health Advisers to Reduce Chronic Disease Risk Factors, Leading to Improvements in Lifestyle and Health in Low-Income African Americans
- Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP): Resources for Professionals
CAPP provides a community-driven asthma management program that is comprehensive and sustainable.
- Map My Community
An interactive mapping tool that consumers can use to locate federally supported health and social programs for youth in their communities.
2010 Summit Report