Tools for Building Clinic–Community Partnerships To Support Chronic Disease Control and Prevention

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Tools for Building Clinic–Community Partnerships To Support Chronic Disease Control and Prevention

Description

These tools are organized around the Framework for Building Clinic–Community Partnerships to Support Chronic Disease Control and Prevention. This framework suggests that partnerships, specifically clinic– community partnerships, are key to building community support for chronic disease care and management. It outlines how essential partnership characteristics build capacity necessary to achieve specified intermediate and long-term outcomes.

Although developed with diabetes in mind, the tools are applicable to a range of chronic diseases.

The tools include the following:

  • The framework
  • Three self-assessment checklists
    • Partnership attributes checklist
    • Organizational capacity checklist
    • Intermediate outcomes checklist
  • Taking Action—Making Improvement: This optional tool poses questions to the partnership that are intended to help them move from assessment to action in areas identified for improvement

Developer:

Diabetes Initiative Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Funding Sources:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

History

Release Date: 2008
Original Summary: July 2011
Last Updated: 08/03/11

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