2019 Rural Care Coordination and Population Health Summit Findings

Event Details
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
12:00pm to 1:00pm CST
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)


  • Terry Hill, MPA, Senior Advisor for Rural Health Leadership and Policy, National Rural Health Resource Center 
  • Rebecca Jolley, MBA, Executive Director, Rural Health Association of Tennessee (Summit findings report writer)

With the support of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center) hosted the 2019 Rural Care Coordination and Population Health Management Summit. Summit panelists included over 20 nationally recognized content experts knowledgeable in population health strategies, which include consultants, state and national stakeholders, and rural hospital representatives.

The purpose of the Summit was to identify key actions that leaders and providers should take to further develop a local infrastructure that they can deliver and manage population health in the future. The Summit findings build on current transitions of care and community care coordination best practices, identifies next steps leaders and providers should undertake to support local infrastructure for better care delivery, shares opportunities for hospitals and community partners to manage population health in the future, and explains the potential financial and operational impact of the new care delivery system on the hospital.

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This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,560,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.