Research & Resources

Rekindling the Flame: Achieving Success Through Community Leadership

You face many challenges as a healthcare leader. Among the most important are using your limited resources wisely and building the trust of the communities you serve. Why are community relationships so important? The American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Hospital Association recently collaborated on a project that demonstrates how hospitals can further their goals by developing close relationships with community partners. Benefits derived from these relationships include obtaining excellent market research information, reducing costs through more appropriate utilization, and increasing staff loyalty.

To help you achieve these goals, the following resources have been developed:

DISCUSSION VIDEO: Rekindling the Flame: Achieving Success Through Community Leadership
This 65-minute video expands on the overview video, providing concrete detail on the practices leading hospitals are using to succeed in community health initiatives. You can customize these practices for your organization's use. For maximum clarity and usefulness, each of the seven strategies is presented in an independent module. Plus, the video includes other successful practices identified during site visits. To help your organization determine the best way to partner with other community leaders and meet your community's needs, we have included a list of discussion questions pertaining to each strategy. Price: $300 plus shipping. To order, call the ACHE/HAP Order Fulfillment Center at (301) 362-6905, download an order form, or click here to purchase the video online.*

HOW-TO GUIDE: Achieving Success through Community Leadership
This handbook, available in October, provides real-life examples of the 25 practices discovered in the hospital site visits. It also includes various forms and tips to help you implement the practices in your organization. This guide is a great tool for stepping up your community health initiatives; it can also be used as a supplement to the discussion video. Price: $35 plus shipping. To order, call the ACHE/HAP Order Fulfillment Center at (301) 362-6905, download an order form, or click here to purchase the book online.*

CASE BOOK: Rekindling the Flame This online publication provides in-depth descriptions of the seven leading hospitals that were visited by the study team. Also provided are the results of efforts by six demonstration site hospitals that attempted to adopt one or more of the practices used by the seven leading site hospitals. This publication may be downloaded AT NO CHARGE by clicking the links below:*

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After reviewing these resources, if you have suggestions on how to build on the ideas we present, please go to the Message Board in the Affiliates Only Area. You will need to log in to use the message board, so if you are not an ACHE affiliate, enter "Guest" for your last name and "Kellogg" as your password.