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Southwestern Colorado
Area Health Education Center

701 Camino del Rio, Suite 316
Durango CO 81301
(970) 426-4284
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Save the Date – October 17th

Quality Improvement in Care Coordination

Care Coordination Quality Measure for Primary Care (CCQM-PC)

The CCQM-PC is free tool to measure care coordination. It consists of a survey of adult patients’ experiences with care coordination in primary care settings. The development of the CCQM-PC was enabled through the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) to offer a conceptual framework for care coordination measurement and quality improvement. The tool was originally designed to be used in research and evaluation but can be applied to organizational quality improvement initiatives because it is in the public domain and may be used without additional permission. For more click here.

Project ECHO: Care Coordination

Children with medical complexities often have multiple diagnoses and require access to a variety of pediatric specialists. These children and their families often require additional support services both within and outside of the traditional healthcare system, requiring travel throughout the region for expert care and services.

In this ECHO series, primary care professionals will gain skills and knowledge to support more effective care management for these children. Participants will be able to help children and families better navigate the complex health and community systems to fully support these children. To register for this free series click here.



News and Updates

Patient Navigation Happy Hour May 10th

Posted on 07 May 2017
Please join us for an informal happy hour to network with your colleagues outside of work! Date and Time: Wednesday, May 10, 5-7 pm Location: Carver B

Bi-Annual Dialogue: Coordinating Care with Health Information Technology

Posted on 09 Mar 2017
You are invited to a shared learning opportunity on health IT tools for care coordination. This event caters primarily to professionals who work as ca

    Care Coordination Central (CCC) strives for functional system integration to promote health, health equity, and value in health care through its support of care coordination. We value diversity of opinion, culture, age, gender, profession and practice as engines of creativity, resourcefulness, and resilience within communities. CCC is guided by the framework of the Collective Impact Model to facilitate nimble adaptation and sustained change.

    The goal of the Care Coordination Central (CCC) is to facilitate cooperation and networking among care coordinators who together advance practice and improve access to quality, coordinated, and cost-effective services for community members. CCC serves all professionals who coordinate care or manage referrals for patients with actual and potential health and social needs within Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, Ouray, San Juan, and San Miguel counties. The purpose CCC is to merge community capital, knowledge, ideas and innovation, and evaluation to advance care coordination practices.

    Coordinated care for all individuals in Southwestern Colorado and access patient-centered, high-quality, and cost-effective health care and social support.

Care Coordination Goals:

  • • Reduce emergency room visits
    • Avoid hospital admissions (disease-specific & overall)
    • Decrease mortality (disease-specific & overall)
    • Improve short-term clinical outcomes (e.g. glycated hemoglobin levels for patients with diabetes)
    • Increase functional status (e.g. for patients with congestive heart failure)
    • Enhance quality of life promoting other patient outcomes (e.g. less missed school days due to illness)
    • Improve treatment adherence
    • Promote service adherence (e.g. remaining in contact with mental health services)