This technical assistance tool from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) was developed to support Medicaid agencies, managed care organizations, health care providers, and community partners in mapping cross-sector partnership roles for addressing health-related social needs based on the strengths of each stakeholder. Activities included in the framework are organized under five key categories...

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A data tool from CSH that measures whether a racial and/or ethnic group’s representation in a particular public system is proportionate to, over or below their representation in the overall population (proportionality) and also allows for the examination of systematic differences between groups and geographies (disparities). Distinguishing the Racial Disparities and Disproportionality Index (RDDI) from...

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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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