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A Need for Care Coordinators

Care Coordination Opportunities

Rural communities may face barriers to accessing high quality, coordinated care. Care coordination provides an opportunity to reduce these barriers and make healthcare more accessible. When implementing a rural care coordination program, potential strengths and opportunities include:

  • Existing partnerships and networks

  • Shared mission with other organizations or agencies

  • Increased cooperation across healthcare providers and organizations

  • Shared savings for meeting quality standards in certain care coordination programs

  • Detailed knowledge of existing local resources

  • State initiatives to support care coordination

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