Introduction

Clinical-Community Relationships Measures (CCRM) Atlas

A promising approach to enhancing the delivery of preventive services in clinical settings is for providers to coordinate, cooperate, and collaborate with community-based organizations to help deliver these services. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) refers to this collaborative approach to the delivery of preventive services as clinical-community relationships. AHRQ has set a long-term goal of understanding whether fostering relationships between clinical practices and community organizations is an effective and feasible way to enhance the delivery of specific clinical preventive services.

The Clinical-Community Relationships Measures (CCRM) Atlas is:

  • Designed to provide users with a measurement framework and listing of existing measures for clinical-community relationships.
  • Intended to help facilitate research, quality improvement projects, and other interventions investigating clinical-community relationships that have been formed for the purposes of improving the delivery of clinical preventive services.
  • Intended to be used by researchers studying clinical-community relationships as well as evaluators of these relationships.

Jumpstart Guide: A Tool to Navigate the Atlas

This Jumpstart Guide is a tool to help users navigate the Clinical Community Relationships Measures Atlas. By following the listed steps, users will be able to identify existing measures of clinical-community relationships.

To quickly return to the Jumpstart Guide and continue with the next step, select the Jumpstart link. It will appear at the end of each section.

Current as of March 2013
Internet Citation: Introduction: Clinical-Community Relationships Measures (CCRM) Atlas. March 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/prevention-chronic-care/resources/clinical-community-relationships-measures-atlas/ccrm-atlasintro.html