Health care and community-based organizations (CBOs) across the country are increasingly working together to better address the root causes of poor health among low-income and vulnerable populations. Through support from Kaiser Permanente Community Health, the Center for Health Care Strategies and Nonprofit Finance Fund collaborated to identify new strategies and resources to facilitate effective CBO-health care partnerships, building on work done under the Partnership for Healthy Outcomes project made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Following are a set of practical resources and tools to help emerging and existing partnerships address common barriers to partnering and strengthen their collaborative activities:
- Integrating to Improve Health: Partnership Models between Community-Based and Health Care Organizations – This resource outlines common approaches to aspects of partnership and establishes a framework to describe integration between community-based and health care organizations.
- Value Proposition Tool: Articulating Value Within Community-Based and Health Care Organization Partnerships – This tool can be used to assist partners in articulating their value within an emerging or existing partnership through a series of reflection questions and considerations.
- Health Care and Community-Based Organization Partnership: What Does It Cost? – This Excel-based tool can guide partnerships in estimating their total cost over a three-year period to help align goals, prioritize decisions, communicate with stakeholders, and advocate for funding.