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Going Beyond Clinical Walls

"Hats Matter" Video

We all wear different metaphorical hats, and they all matter when we start talking about health care. Video produced by Twin Cities Public Television. (2:39)

Going Beyond Clinical Walls is a series of communications and resources to help clinicians, clinical staff and administrators connect with community partners and resources for effective problem-solving in health care. Funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the series is designed to support conversations that identify problems and opportunities, develop a shared vision for connections with community partners, and build practical next steps.

Solving Complex Problems

This white paper invites clinicians to begin exploring the concept of community partnerships and learn how to take the first steps. Additional resources include:

  • Video: We all wear many discrete metaphorical hats — employees, parents, gym-goers — but all of these hats matter to clinicians when we start talking about health care.
  • Real-life examples: Clinicians and clinical staff can build community relationships in myriad ways — these examples illustrate some options.
  • Conversation guide: Regardless of whether you are beginning conversations among clinicians, clinical staff and administrators, or with broader community stakeholders, this guide offers a flexible framework you can use.

Leaders Stepping Out to Transform Health and Health Care

This paper examines the viewpoints of 18 pioneering health care executives and board members whose systems are in the process of developing and implementing community partnerships to improve health. Additional resource:

Sharing Knowledge and Using Data to Build Common Ground

This paper discusses how sharing data and information across organizations can help solve problems tied to health but considered outside of clinicians’ control. Additional resource:

  • Video: Community conversations convene all stakeholders — patients, clinicians, health care administrators, public health workers, and others — to address needs and concerns and set shared goals.

Updated 03/02/16