New guide available on the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange
Research Activities, November 2010, No. 363
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site features a new guide to help mobilize local community organizations to coordinate appropriate medical care and social services for at-risk individuals. Connecting Those at Risk to Care: A Guide to Building a Community "HUB" to Promote a System of Collaboration, Accountability, and Improved Outcomes outlines a step-by-step process for community-based organizations and health care services to work together to improve the quality and coordination of medical care and social services for the most vulnerable groups, including blacks, Hispanics, women, and older adults. Identifying at-risk individuals and connecting them to appropriate care can improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities.
To access the guide, go to http://innovations.ahrq.gov/content.aspx?id=2956. The AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site features innovations and quality tools that focus on the implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Has your organization adopted an innovation described on the Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site? We would appreciate hearing from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.