1. Community health scorecards are a great way of tracking progress in improving the health of a community. What dimensions would you be sure to include in your own community health scorecard? And what are some community health examples of specific measures to include?
2. You are the vice president of patient care services for a 250-bed community hospital. Your CEO and board president approach you with a big assignment. They ask you to take the leadership role in forming a new Community Health Partners type organization for your community. Think about your own community where you live right now. What organizations and what types of people will you invite to participate in the Community Health Partners group? And why have you selected this group?
3. Review the website of the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Case Example provided from the Billings Gazette.
If you were approached with an opportunity to apply for funding and create a new community health center in your own city, town, or county, how would you proceed? How would you describe the role of the community health center in modern U.S. medicine?