New! Highlights and Opportunities Identified from Rural Health Value Summit: Driving Value Through Community-Based Partnerships

The Rural Health Value team is pleased to release the following report that from a recent summit that explored driving value through community-based partnerships:

Rural Health Value Summit: Driving Value Through Community-Based Partnerships
Four rural communities (in AK, MI, OR, SC) shared experiences with health care and community-based partnerships that highlighted several opportunities for policymakers, payers, and health system leaders for building and supporting social needs infrastructure in rural communities in alignment with value-based care strategies. Possible next steps for cross-sector leaders to explore the opportunities further are offered.

Related resources on the Rural Health Value website:

  • Profiles in Innovation. See links stories in rural health care delivery and finance that emerging across the nation. The profiles describe exciting, and potentially replicable, innovations in rural health care that show promise in improving health, improving care, and lowering costs. Many of the profiles include actions to address community health needs.
  • Northern Michigan Community Health Innovation Region. This partnership of health and community providers across ten rural counties in Northern Michigan addresses social determinants of health through systems change and collaboration, including development of a Community Connections Hub Network, a clinical community linkages model that connects individuals and families to community resources.

Understanding and Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Opportunities to Improve Health Outcomes. A Guide for Rural Health Care Leaders. This guide provides rural health care leaders and teams with foundational knowledge, strategies, and resources to understand the impact of social determinants of health (SDOH) on patients and communities.

Contact information:

Clint MacKinney, MD, MS, Co-Principal Investigator,