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Clinic-Community Partnership Tools
Tools for Building Clinic-Community Partnerships to Support Chronic Disease Control and Prevention
These tools are organized around a Framework for Building Clinic-Community Partnerships to Support Chronic Disease Control and Prevention. The Framework outlines how essential partnership characteristics build capacity necessary to achieve specified intermediate and long term outcomes. [Download Framework]
It was developed by the Building Community Supports for Diabetes Care (BCS) Program of the Diabetes Initiative. BCS projects demonstrated the key role clinic-community partnerships play in supporting diabetes care and healthy self management. The Tools include three self-assessment checklists that correspond to the first three phases of the framework. The checklists are designed to help partnerships track the progression of their work, facilitate discussion among partners, and identify areas for improvement.
The last tool, Taking Action—Making Improvement, was developed to help partnerships move from assessment to action. This tool poses questions to the partnership that are intended to help them initiate plans to address areas identified for improvement. [Download Tools] [Download Tools: Black & White Version]