Integrating health system business and strategic planning with a faith-based network to improve community health
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe the basic structure of the Congregational Health Network or CHN: a faith based network of over 500 churches, whose unpaid, trained liaisons work with 10 hospital based navigators to provide community caregiving integrated with traditional clinical care. Share one lesson learned from how staff in different research divisions of a large health system can align their efforts with a community-based researcher and faith based network effort to decrease inappropriate hospital utilization and eliminate disparity. Describe what the authors mean by participatory hotspotting: blending GIS tracking of high utilizers with relational navigation of patients to more appropriate care.
Keyword(s): Community Health Planning, Geographic Information Systems
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I hold a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Psychology and practiced as a health psychologist. I served as program director for faith-based initiatives with Church Health Center, University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Center of Excellence in Faith and Health. Recently, working on program development for Congregational Health Network, Religious Health Assets, and Integrated Health. I am the principal investigator of CDC, Komen and CIGNA grants to improve the health status in an under-served area.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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