Utilizing Traditional Health Workers for Community-Clinical Partnerships and Patient Engagement
New models for community-clinical partnerships are emerging in Oregon. These models use community health workers to bridge care gaps between community and clinical services, which has increased access to appropriate healthcare, self-management education, and social services for underserved populations. Payment reform provides physician offices with new opportunities to structure care in a way that better addresses the social determinants of health and patient activation. This webinar will share two models that rely on clinical-community partnerships to promote patient activation for rural, underserved, and culturally specific communities.
- Provide an overview of existing clinical-community partnership models that rely on community health workers
- Explore strategies to increase care coordination between clinical and community services to better serve patients or clients
- Learn from success stories of community organizations partnering with healthcare systems
- Identify opportunities to support these types of staff and services through the Medicare Quality Payment Program