Health Affairs Article Hails Value of Medical and CBO Collaboration

Feb 8, 2018

Citing academic research and strong survey data, an article from the Health Affairs blog underlines the benefit and positive impact of pairing the health care sector with community-based organizations to address health-related social needs.

According to the blog, the January 2018 issue of Health Affairs highlighted research from Yale University and the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University of Ohio  finding that AAA involvement in a broad variety of cross-sector collaborations with health care and social service organizations is associated with a reduction in hospital re-admission rates.

There is much more evidence cited in the Health Affairs blog article, which can be beneficial for Age- and Dementia Friendly Communities – or any community-based organization -looking to collaborate with local health care partners to improve social determinants of health.