Healthcare and community-based organizations (CBOs) across the country are increasingly working together to better address the root causes of poor health among low-income and vulnerable populations. Through support from Kaiser Permanente Community Health, the Center for Health Care Strategies and NFF collaborated to identify new strategies and resources to facilitate effective CBO-healthcare partnerships, building on work done under the Partnership for Healthy Outcomes project made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Following are a set of practical resources to help emerging and existing partnerships address common barriers and strengthen their collaborative activities.


Integrating to Improve Health: Partnership Models between Community-Based and Health Care Organizations
Outlines common partnership elements and establishes a framework to describe integration between community-based and healthcare organizations.

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Value Proposition Tool: Articulating Value Within Community-Based and Health Care Organization Partnerships
Assists partners in articulating their value within an emerging or existing partnership through a series of reflection questions and considerations.

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Health Care and Community-Based Organization Partnership: What Does It Cost?
Guides partnerships in estimating costs to help align goals, prioritize decisions, communicate with stakeholders, and advocate for funding.

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To learn more, read the executive summary with takeaways on how to develop and sustain effective healthcare-CBO partnerships, and case studies featuring partnerships between a diverse array of CBO and healthcare partners working together to address social needs and improve health outcomes for at-risk patients.

Additional tools and resources for healthcare-CBO partnerships: