Partnership for Healthy Outcomes. (2017, October). Bridging community-based human services and health care case study series. Hamilton, NJ: Author.

Year: 2017


This report provides case studies on partnerships between community-based human services and health care. The case studies illustrate the potential for diverse and effective models between CBOs and health care organizations. They provide important lessons for how successful partnerships deliver services, share information, secure funding, engage their communities, and evaluate success. The following traits of successful partnerships were identified: 1) upfront relationship-building; 2) common vision and active champions; 3) formal partnership mechanisms; 4) tailored goals to address short- or long-term needs; 5) flexible service models; 6) diverse funding sources; 7) sustaining funding and scaling services; 8) data sharing; and 9) clear metrics.

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