The Pediatric Partnership Playbook: Getting the Most Out of Strategic Collaboration
From schools and faith-based organizations to businesses and government and public health agencies, community partners have proven vital to the success of children’s hospitals in their regions. Such partnerships have taken on a greater intensity as providers and payers make a push for population health and institutions track their Community Health Needs Assessments. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, some common lessons have emerged from some of the most successful collaborations, including developing clear program goals and benchmarks, consistent funding streams, effective data sharing, and coordinating caregiver teams and training. Some successful coalitions have centered on specific public health concerns, such as treating asthma or childhood obesity, and the moves can have significant cost-saving implications. Get an inside look at several effective coalitions that can offer lessons for your own institution.