This guidebook from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) aims to help community health organizations mitigate cultural risks associated with partnering while simultaneously harnessing cultural strengths to build sturdier, more effective partnerships. Tools in the guidebook include actionable insights, hands-on exercises, and real-world examples. Using the guidebook, readers will learn: How to define what culture...

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This tool from the American Hospital Association is designed to help hospitals and health systems facilitate sensitive conversations with patients about their nonmedical needs that may be a barrier to good health. It includes strategic considerations for implementing a screening program, tips for tailoring screenings to hospitals’ unique communities, case examples and a list of...

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This guide from West Health Institute and the University of California, Irvine details how to implement a social needs screening and referral program for older patients into clinical practice. It is intended for primary care providers serving older patients, but can also be applied to other clinical settings such as emergency departments. The interactive guide...

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This toolkit from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is designed to help state Medicaid agencies leverage their managed care purchasing authority to advance primary care innovation. The content is based on the experience of states participating in CHCS’ Advancing Primary Care Innovation in Medicaid Managed Care learning collaborative, and outlines design considerations and shares sample...

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