Minnesota Path to Value

The Minnesota Path to Value (MNPTV) Project is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care. The purpose of the project is to provide multi-year technical assistance to selected Minnesota critical access hospitals (CAHs), and their communities, to improve population health by sustaining an integrated clinical and community-based care delivery model. 

Rural Health Innovations (RHI) provides technical assistance through education, webinars, peer calls, and workshops; combined with individual on-site community planning events to develop customized solutions. This tried and true approach includes one-on-one coaching and follow-up to support sustained transformation within the individual hospital-community collaboratives and workgroups. Program evaluation is an ongoing activity. 

Project Goals

  1. Engage the Community in Collaboration
  2. Adopt and Sustain an Integrated Clinical and Community-Based Care Model
  3. Improve Population Health

The feeling of fulfillment that has come from this project is priceless. The MNPTV process allows us to see where there is room for improvement and leads us in taking action. We're created provider buy-in which leads to better outcomes.

CentraCare - Long Prairie

Minnesota Path to Value Resources

Learn about a framework for developing a communications plan and how to craft key messages. Tools are introduced for understanding the “audience” of your message and determine the project's positive effects on them. The various components of the communication plan framework are explained.
In this webinar, we’ll walk through a typical project “engagement lifecycle” outlining common points for dips in motivation. We’ll explore ways that you as project leaders can help yourselves and your community partners stay engaged during these dips by reconnecting with a sense of purpose. You’ll also hear how other organizations have addressed challenges common at this stage in your project.
Care Coordination Canvas Tool
For population health initiatives to be successful, it is important to get understanding and buy-in from staff at all levels of the organization, including frontline as well as leadership. This requires creating messaging and education that will inspire and motivate others to join you to address population health.
Understand the importance of care coordination and the foundational elements of an effective program as your hospital or clinic moves forward into Value-Based Payments.
This IDPTV Project webinar shares best practices and strategies to identify partners as well as tips to engage them and sustain those partnerships.
This IDPTV Project webinar shares ways to help staff understand population health, how their work contributes, and inspire them to work together to improve the health of the population you serve.
Critical Access Hospitals are the primary source of health care in many diverse and changing communities. They play a central role in addressing health equity. Understanding of the drivers of inequities can assist health care workers in better meeting the health care needs of their community. Listen to the panel of experts as they discuss strategies to achieve health equity.
When your target population includes those that face challenges such as health care access or treatment compliance, a Community Health Worker can make all the difference. Listen to this webinar to learn more about organizational readiness for Community Health Workers, the value of lived experience, and program sustainability factors.
This webinar shares the lessons learned from the 12 years of the Heart of New Ulm Project as it transitioned from a research project to a community-owned and driven community health improvement initiative.
This webinar will cover some of the foundational building blocks to engage partners. You will learn about 12 ways that can increase engagement, relationships, and trust. Hear from community champions in another Center program who worked to develop a collaboration with community partners. Learn about their key takeaways regarding the process, struggles, accomplishments, and next steps.

Podcasts

These podcasts compliment the one-hour webinar playback and slides. Use the first two podcasts to help educate frontline staff in meetings and trainings. The third podcast is a coaching model that leadership can use to close the loop of accountability.
This is the first podcast in our Rural Minnesota Path to Value Mini-Podcast Series. The basics of population health and social determinants of health are applicable to everyone that works in a hospital. Use these 10-minute podcasts during departmental/staff meetings or share as applicable.
This is the second podcast in our Rural Minnesota Path to Value Mini-Podcast Series. The basics of population health and social determinants of health are applicable to everyone that works in a hospital. Use these 10-minute podcasts during departmental/staff meetings or share as applicable.
This is the third podcast in our Rural Minnesota Path to Value Mini-Podcast Series. The basics of population health and social determinants of health are applicable to everyone that works in a hospital. Use these 10-minute podcasts during departmental/staff meetings or share as applicable.
This is the first podcast in our Rural Minnesota Path to Value Podcast Series. Learn best practices from experts and critical access hospital (CAH) mid-level leaders (MLLs) as they address social determinants of health and shift towards population health.
This is the second podcast in our Rural Minnesota Path to Value Podcast Series. Learn best practices from experts and critical access hospital (CAH) mid-level leaders (MLLs) as they address social determinants of health and shift towards population health.
This is third second podcast in our Rural Minnesota Path to Value Podcast Series. Learn best practices from experts and critical access hospital (CAH) mid-level leaders (MLLs) as they address social determinants of health and shift towards population health.
This is fourth podcast in our Rural Minnesota Path to Value Podcast Series. Learn best practices from experts and critical access hospital (CAH) mid-level leaders (MLLs) as they address social determinants of health and shift towards population health.
This is final podcast in our Rural Minnesota Path to Value Podcast Series. Learn best practices from experts and critical access hospital (CAH) mid-level leaders (MLLs) as they address social determinants of health and shift towards population health.
This is the first podcast in our Stepping Up: Health Equity in Rural Hospitals Podcast Series. Guests will share the importance of internal diversity, equity, and inclusion adoption. Practical steps are discussed on how leadership can and should establish a diverse and inclusive culture.
This is the second podcast in our Stepping Up: Health Equity in Rural Hospitals Podcast Series. Guests will guide listeners through the process of identifying, recruiting, and training rural health equity champions within their organizations and the community.
This is the third podcast in our Stepping Up: Health Equity in Rural Hospitals Podcast Series. Guests provide insight into how a facility can adequately assess the needs of their rural community and translate that data into health equity programs and initiatives.
This is the fourth podcast in our Stepping Up: Health Equity in Rural Hospitals Podcast Series. Guests will share stories of success and struggle with health equity programs and initiatives in rural communities.

This project has taught us how to have healthy dialogue within our team - creating stronger relationships - which is fostering a culture of change within our organization.

Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital

Educational Video Series

This educational video series provides mid-level leaders with foundational knowledge and strategies for leading their team and influencing others as they navigate the shift to value-based payment and population health.
This 4-part educational video series is designed for rural hospital board of directors and senior leaders. Topics include corporate compliance, financial stewardship, physician compensation, and health equity.
This 6-part video series is designed to help new rural health leaders navigate the ups and downs of transitioning to a supervisor or manager role.