Podcast #4: Community Care Coordination is an Essential Component of Population Health

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Learn the importance of community care coordination in improving population health. Hear about one CAH’s journey into community care coordination – the process, how it has evolved, and the outcomes. 

Podcast Guests:

Jen Peterson, Supervisor of Social Work and Care Coordination, Welia Health, Mora, MN


Deb Laine, M.Ed, Senior Program Specialist, National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)Debra joined The Center in April of 2015 and brings over thirty years of adult education experience. As a Senior Program Specialist, she provides education, coaching, and technical assistance to rural health networks on topics such as strategic planning, evaluation, collaboration, and community engagement, partnerships, and leadership. She utilizes her extensive background in training, facilitation, and presentation skills to assist rural health leaders to accomplish their goals. Her passion for healthier people in rural communities led her to engage in the development of tools for care coordination. For over ten years, Debra designed, developed, implemented, and coordinated education programs across northeastern Minnesota. In that capacity, she worked cooperatively with rural health care providers.  She has many years experience of leadership development within community collaborations. Debra has a Master of Education in Adult Education and Training and Development from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and has served as an adjunct faculty at three area colleges. Debra has presented on health-related topics at several regional and national conferences.

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