The Partnerships Project helps LHDs make strategic decisions about service provision, leverage resources, and form partnerships with other healthcare providers. An important part of the project is Making Strategic Decisions about Service Delivery: An Action Tool for Assessment and Transitioning, a workbook that incorporates case studies and lessons learned.
This workbook demonstrates: (1) how to assess whether to continue providing clinical services; (2) if appropriate, how to transition these services to other community providers; and (3) how to assess community and patient outcomes resulting from the transfer of services. Additionally, it poses questions that need to be considered when making this transition.
Interactive peer-to-peer trainings are available as a supplement to the workbook. These trainings, provided by NACCHO and LHD staff, are divided into four modules.
The modules, which need not be presented together, are designed for a variety of audiences and can be tailored to individual groups.
NACCHO has also created a 13-minute video that discusses the reasons for transitioning of two successful communities. For more information or to participate in the training, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 783-5550.