Clinical–Community Relationships Measures Atlas


Clinical–Community Relationships Measures Atlas


Sustainable, effective relationships between primary care clinicians and preventive service providers in the community can improve patients’ access to certain evidence-based clinical preventive services. These relationships connect clinical providers, community organizations, and public health agencies—organizations that share a common goal of improving the health of people and the communities in which they live.

To identify ways to further define, measure, and evaluate programs based on clinical-community relationships for the delivery of clinical preventive services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed the Clinical–Community Relationships Measures (CCRM) Atlas.

The CCRM Atlas is designed with the following key audiences in mind:

  • Researchers studying clinical-community relationships
  • Evaluators of interventions or demonstration projects that aim to improve clinical-community relationships
  • Primary care clinicians and community organizations/programs leveraging clinical-community relationships to provide prevention services for patients

The CCRM Atlas includes structure, process, and outcome measures that are mapped to domains within a clinical-community relationships measurement framework. The domains within the framework conceptualize various attributes of a well-functioning clinical-community relationship.



Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Westat

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Release Date: 2013
Original Summary: March 2013
Last Updated: 09/25/13

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