Identify and Engage Community Partners for Population Health

09:07 AM
Rural Health Innovations (RHI)
Registration Deadline
Monday, April 12, 2021

Health care delivery drives only 20 percent of health outcomes. The next step in your Path to Value project may be to reach out and engage your community partners. To truly have an impact on your population’s health you must address the behavioral and social determinants of health - including income, living environment, employment status, and access to transportation and healthy food. This webinar will give you best practices and strategies to identify partners as well as tips to engage them and sustain those partnerships.


  • Learn a process to identify community resource partners.
  • Determine how to engage partners.
  • Select ways to sustain partnerships.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $641,351.00 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.



Deb Laine, M.Ed

National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)
Rural Health Innovations (RHI)
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