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Health Outreach Partners
You were wonderful. This is my first HOP Training and it was excellent experience. Very informative, educational and supportive. I greatly appreciate all the hard work & effort it took to put the training together. It showed! I learned a lot and had fun doing it! -Training Participant
ANNOUNCEMENTS
2014-2015 CECILIA B. ABHOLD AWARD RECIPIENTS
East Coast
North Carolina Community Health Center Association


Midwest
National Center for Farmworker Health


West Coast
To Be Announced


OUTREACH ACROSS UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS
The 5th edition of HOP's National Needs Assessment is now available.

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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
MIDWEST SISTER C. ABHOLD AWARD RECIPIENT
Congratulations to the National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. on receiving the Sister Cecilia B Abhold Award for the Midwest Stream! NCFH ensures that promotoras and community health workers are a vital component of the Midwest Stream Farmworker Health Forum and that outreach is a central part of the workshops and discussions. They respond to the need for outreach worker professional development opportunities with an inspiring and affordable conference that leverages the wealth of knowledge that attendees posses. HOP thanks NCFH for their commitment to supporting outreach programs in the Midwest Stream.
OUTREACH BUSINESS VALUE FRAMEWORK AND TOOLKIT ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
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. Submit a request for access by clicking here!
EAST COAST SISTER C. ABHOLD AWARD RECIPIENT
We are pleased to present the Sister Cecilia B Abhold Award to the North Carolina Community Health Center Association. We want to honor their leadership in, advocacy for, and advancement of outreach programs both at the East Coast Migrant Stream Forum and beyond. They have remained leaders in outreach and have ensured that the training and development of outreach workers and programs is an essential part of the forum. As outreach has grown in popularity and is being incorporated into more conferences and discussions, HOP believes that NCCHCA remains a pioneer, ensuring that the heart and spirit of outreach, all the intangibles, are a core part of the forum.
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