Care Coordination Canvas Guide

Rural Health Innovations (RHI)

Develop an effective care coordination program using this framework developed by The Center and RHI. As federal and state reimbursement for health services shift pay from procedures to value, care coordination is at the core.

The Center and RHI conducted a survey of rural health networks engaged in implementing care coordination initiatives. The study identified common characteristics, benefits, unique attributes, obstacles encountered and lessons learned.

The Canvas Tool incorporates the survey findings into a framework to develop effective care coordination programs. The tool is also useful for discovering implementation gaps and making improvements.

The Canvas Guide helps individuals use the canvas tool to develop and execute effective programs without an outside expert.

The Case Studies illustrate how communities are using the Care Coordination Canvas. They describe different care coordination approaches identified by the survey:

  • Care Coach
  • Clinical
  • Community Health Worker
  • School Based