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Addressing Chronic Conditions Through Community Partnerships: A Formative Evaluation of "Taking on Diabetes"

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dc.contributor.author Palsbo, Susan E.
dc.contributor.author Kroll, Thilo
dc.contributor.author McNeil, Melissa
dc.date.accessioned 2005-12-24T14:55:36Z
dc.date.available 2005-12-24T14:55:36Z
dc.date.issued 2004-09
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/414
dc.description Additional copies of this (#766) and other Commonwealth Fund publications are available online at www.cmwf.org. en
dc.description.abstract Community partnerships—coalitions of health plans, physicians, and local groups—can help overcome organizational boundaries and allow competing parties to work together to focus on a shared goal, like the treatment of a chronic condition. In this study, researchers evaluated three community partnership projects sponsored by a national trade association of health plans. These initiatives, focused on quality mprovement in diabetes care, were located in three very different markets in the United States: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Kansas City, Missouri; and Westchester County, New York. Successful community partnerships, the researchers found, can be formed from different starting points and by following different paths. Instead of following a strict set of protocols, the researchers uggest that these groups pay careful attention to principles of group dynamic theory. In addition, a neutral facilitator, like a trade association, can build bridges and help competing concerns be less proprietary.
dc.description.sponsorship The Commonwealth Fund en
dc.format.extent 354386 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher The Commonwealth Fund en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Field Report en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 766 en
dc.subject diabetes en_US
dc.subject quality improvement en_US
dc.subject Group dynamics en_US
dc.title Addressing Chronic Conditions Through Community Partnerships: A Formative Evaluation of "Taking on Diabetes" en
dc.type Technical Report en


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