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Health Outreach Partners
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
June marks 45 years that Health Outreach Partners has been hard at work prioritizing the health and well-being of the most marginalized members in our communities. Click here to read more.

SISTER C. ABHOLD AWARD 2014-15 RECIPIENTS
HOP recognized three outstanding organizations for their support of outreach programs across the country in 2015-2016. Click here to read about each organization. Congratulations!

WORKING BETTER TOGETHER
2015 National Needs Assessment
The 6th edition of HOP's National Needs Assessment is now available.

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NOMINATE AN OUTREACH PROGRAM TO BE THE
2015-2016 CECILIA B. ABHOLD AWARD RECIPIENT!
Does your health center conduct outreach for Special Populations? Health Outreach Partners and Community Health Partners for Sustainability need your help in choosing an outstanding outreach program to recognize with the Sister Cecilia B. Abhold Award. Nominate your program to showcase the innovative outreach strategies you use to facilitate access to care for underserved community members!

Award benefits include: 1) Public recognition at a regional or national conference that focuses on health care for special populations, 2) A conference registration, 3) A travel stipend, and 4) lunch with HOP and CHPFS staff during the conference. You can read about the history of the award and Sister Cecilia B. Abhold here.

Nominations will be reviewed by a panel including staff from Health Outreach Partners, Community Health Partners for Sustainability, and past award recipients. Please submit all nominations through the Award Nomination Form by July 15th. The recipient will be announced on August 3rd.

Email Christina Mestas at christina@outreach-partners.org with questions.
OUTREACH REFERENCE MANUAL CHAPTER:
Program Planning and Evaluation
Health Outreach Partners (HOP) is announcing the release of a new chapter of the Outreach Reference Manual on Program Planning and Evaluation! HOP's Outreach Reference Manual is a comprehensive reference for outreach programs to improve program effectiveness and sustainability.

Request a copy of the chapter here
COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Responding to the Needs of Your Community
Health Outreach Partners (HOP) is pleased to announce the release of its new toolkit titled "Community Health Needs Assessment: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Responding to the Needs of Your Community"!

HOP's Community Health Needs Assessment Toolkit provides a wealth of information, practical tools, and strategies to support organizations in their efforts to meet the health needs of underserved populations. The easy-to-use toolkit takes the user through the 5 key steps of the needs assessment process, and it is intended for health centers, Primary Care Associations, non-profit hospital organizations, other safety net providers, and local and state agencies.

Request a copy of the toolkit here
OUTREACH BUSINESS VALUE FRAMEWORK AND TOOLKIT
Outreach programs provide a host of enabling services that may include health education, case management, interpretation, and transportation. Despite this, the impact of outreach programs and services on Community Health Center (CHC) revenues is not well documented or understood, making them susceptible to limited funding and budget cuts. Very little data exist to adequately demonstrate the business value of outreach programs and activities.

In response, HOP developed the Outreach Business Value strategic framework and corresponding toolkit. The toolkit consists of four financial calculators that health centers can use to assess the financial case for investing in outreach. The calculators include:
1. The Outreach and Enrollment Calculator,
2. The Clinical Efficiency Calculator,
3. The Alternative Payment Methods Calculator, and
4. The Avoided Costs Calculator.
Each calculator in the toolkit allows decision-makers to look at a number of variables relevant for their health centers in order to calculate potential financial benefit achievable through outreach.

The strategic framework, dimensions of integration, and toolkit are available upon request to Health Center Program Grantees and Primary Care Associations. Stayed tuned to learn how to access this resource!
OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO HEALTH CARE: Transportation Models that Work
The intersection of health and transportation is taking a daily toll on the quality of life of low-income individuals and families. "Overcoming Obstacles to Health Care: Transportation Models that Work" is a three-year project launched in 2011 by HOP and funded by The Kresge Foundation aimed at addressing transportation as a barrier to health care access.

Click the links below to learn about and access a new brief by HOP! The brief includes case studies, findings, recommendations, and policy strategies can be used to both improve existing transportation programs and also serve as examples of how communities across the country can take an active role in expanding, supporting, or developing transportation models that meet the unique needs of marginalized, underserved populations.

Download: Executive Summary
Download: Full Report