A Community Partnership to Improve Services for High Risk Families: Factors that Contribute to Success

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151724
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Presentation
Title:
A Community Partnership to Improve Services for High Risk Families: Factors that Contribute to Success
Abstract:
A Community Partnership to Improve Services for High Risk Families: Factors that Contribute to Success
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 21, 2004
Author:Klotzbach, Lisa, MA, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Olmsted Public Health Services
Co-Authors:Kathy Orth, MS, RN; Barb Huus, MS, RN
Meeting the complex and often chaotic needs of high-risk families within a community partnership can be a daunting task. An analysis of the factors that contribute to the success of such a partnership can help other programs meet the demanding and emergent needs of these children and families. There is limited research on the factors which contribute to the success of a partnership. Objective: 1. Analyze partners’ perceptions of factors which enhanced or detracted from the success of the partnership. 2. Describe partners’ perceptions of their own role and influence within the partnership. Design: Exploratory Descriptive Population, Sample, Setting, Years: A midwestern US baccalaureate nursing program, county public health department and large clinic formed a partnership to provide services to high risk families. All members of the partnership were invited to participate in this study from 2001-2004. Concept or Variables Studied Together: Perceptions of synergy, strengths, weaknesses, efficiency, effectiveness, benefits, drawbacks and decision-making processes were studied. Methods: The Partnership Self-Assessment Tool was administered online to elicit responses related to how the participants viewed the partnership. Additionally, participants completed an open-ended questionnaire querying them about their perceptions of this partnership. Data were analyzed quantitatively using descriptive statistics and qualitatively by looking for common themes. Findings: Joint decision making, equitable financial support, and shared values were a few of many factors contributing to the perception of a highly successful partnership Baseline data suggest participants were positive in regards to their involvement in the partnership, the achievement of goals and their influence within the partnership. Conclusions: These findings confirm that interagency collaboration to deliver a home visiting program to high-risk families is an effective strategy. Implications: This study provides unique insights into how to successfully collaborate within a partnership to deliver care to high risk families.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
21-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Community Partnership to Improve Services for High Risk Families: Factors that Contribute to Successen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151724-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Community Partnership to Improve Services for High Risk Families: Factors that Contribute to Success</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 21, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Klotzbach, Lisa, MA, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Olmsted Public Health Services</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">klotzbach.lisa@co.olmsted.mn.us</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kathy Orth, MS, RN; Barb Huus, MS, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Meeting the complex and often chaotic needs of high-risk families within a community partnership can be a daunting task. An analysis of the factors that contribute to the success of such a partnership can help other programs meet the demanding and emergent needs of these children and families. There is limited research on the factors which contribute to the success of a partnership. Objective: 1. Analyze partners&rsquo; perceptions of factors which enhanced or detracted from the success of the partnership. 2. Describe partners&rsquo; perceptions of their own role and influence within the partnership. Design: Exploratory Descriptive Population, Sample, Setting, Years: A midwestern US baccalaureate nursing program, county public health department and large clinic formed a partnership to provide services to high risk families. All members of the partnership were invited to participate in this study from 2001-2004. Concept or Variables Studied Together: Perceptions of synergy, strengths, weaknesses, efficiency, effectiveness, benefits, drawbacks and decision-making processes were studied. Methods: The Partnership Self-Assessment Tool was administered online to elicit responses related to how the participants viewed the partnership. Additionally, participants completed an open-ended questionnaire querying them about their perceptions of this partnership. Data were analyzed quantitatively using descriptive statistics and qualitatively by looking for common themes. Findings: Joint decision making, equitable financial support, and shared values were a few of many factors contributing to the perception of a highly successful partnership Baseline data suggest participants were positive in regards to their involvement in the partnership, the achievement of goals and their influence within the partnership. Conclusions: These findings confirm that interagency collaboration to deliver a home visiting program to high-risk families is an effective strategy. Implications: This study provides unique insights into how to successfully collaborate within a partnership to deliver care to high risk families.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:11:37Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:11:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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