Arkansas Hospitals Health & Science

News Stat: Fostering Hospital-Community Partnerships

The following article is from Arkansas Hospitals magazine, a custom publication of Vowell, Inc., which also produces Arkansas Money & Politics.

With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Health Research & Educational Trust’s latest report, “A Playbook for Fostering Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health,” offers a framework for building effective and sustainable hospital-community partnerships. Informed by lessons learned from 10 strong hospital-community partnerships, the playbook features strategies, practical tools and worksheets to help build new, proactive partnerships and strengthen ones that are already successful.

Through this playbook, hospitals and health systems can enhance their process of fostering effective partnerships with transparent communication, long term-funding, leadership support and celebrating and reflecting on progress – all to build a Culture of Health. the playbook is accessible at

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