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Collective Impact: Developing and Leading Community Partnerships to Improve Population Health

2nd term
Online Programs for Applied Learning
3 credits
Academic Year:
2020 - 2021
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Mark Bittle

Are you developing organizational capabilities for collaborating outside of the health system and across organizational boundaries? Is your health system positioning itself to be a meaningful participant and leader in building a community-oriented, population health management system? This course describes new leadership skills emphasizing collaboration and partnership across organizational lines essential as the industry moves to accountable care and increased risk-sharing.

Identifies the elements necessary to create a culture of collaboration. Following deliberate, evidence-based methods, evaluates components of cultural transformation. Examines strategies related to building infrastructure for collaboration, including application of the Collective Impact Framework.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Develop and articulate the role for their organization as a member of a community-oriented, population health management model using the Collective Impact framework
  2. Understand and apply the key principles of cultural transformation in building lasting strategic collaborations with partners outside the 4 walls of the healthcare system
  3. Create meaningful measures of success that encourage, align, and engage all members of the collaborative
Methods of Assessment:

Quizzes: 25%, Individual discussion board posts: 25%, Evaluation case study: 25%, Application case study: 25%

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to OPAL MAS in Population Health Management students and Certificate in Population Health Management students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required