How would you describe the difference between a community health mission and the mission of a hospital or clinic medical facility? How would you set about creating a mission statement for a Community Health Partners Coalition type organization?
Community health scorecards are a great way of tracking progress in improving the health of a community. What dimensions would you be sure to include in your own community health scorecard? And what are some community health examples of specific measures to include?
Review the website of the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Case Example provided from the Billings Gazette.
http:/ /www.nachc .com/
http:/ /billingsgazette .com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_3d688a54-dfec-11df-b04a-001cc4c002e0.html
Why are so many U.S. communities now applying for community health center grants and seeking ongoing federal funding for a community health center? Would you consider a career in managing a community health center? Why, or why not?
As you are learning in this unit, community health is about much more than a hospital or a clinic facility. It involves a diverse group of organizations and individuals, extending far beyond the traditional definition of “medical care.” Consider your own real world community – the city, town, or county where you live. For the purpose of this discussion, you have just been appointed to serve on the Community Health Partners Organization, which is a coalition that is working to improve the health of your community. What will be your top priorities for improving health in your real world community? State your own top-five, three-year goals for Community Health Partners, including a brief description for each goal and a target.
Feel free to refer to the Community Health Partners example in your textbook for some ideas if you like.
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