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The US Communities Initiative
on GHDonline

The US Communities Initiative is a series of professional virtual communities specifically for health care professionals working with underserved populations in the United States.

In these communities, members discuss innovative approaches in health care delivery, as well as best practices and implementation strategies for providing evidence-based care.

Ready to dive in? Join us today.

What topics do the US Communities Initiative address?

We currently have four communities in the US Communities Initiative:

  • Costs of Care - a community for clinicians, students, health care managers, and others to connect and advance a discussion on ensuring value, and the responsibility of clinicians to keep care affordable.
  • Innovating Health Care Delivery - where health care providers, researchers, policy advocates, and entrepreneurs discuss new technologies, as well as innovations in patient-centered care, payment reform, and strategies for implementing innovations in practice.
  • Population Health - a community for providers, advocates, researchers, community health workers and others to discuss population and community health topics, including care delivery in remote settings, new payment models to support population health, patient-centered medical homes, the role of community health workers, and more.
  • Quality & Safety - join quality and safety researchers, health care providers, policy advocates and other colleagues in sharing resources and tools for quality improvement and discussing challenges and strategies for improving the provision of high quality care.

More communities will be launching later this year.

Who should join the US Communities Initiative?

GHDonline communities are open to all. In the US Communities Initiative, we aim to create communities primarily for US-based health care professionals working with underserved populations. This includes clinicians and allied health care professionals, as well as health services administrators, researchers, and others involved in integrating and implementing evidence-based recommendations into practice.

Sound like you? We hope you’ll join us today.

If you have questions about joining GHDonline, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

How is the US Communities Initiative funded?

The US Communities Initiative is supported by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services, to study the role of professional virtual communities in disseminating best practices. Per GHDonline’s Terms of Use, members of the US Communities Initiative may be invited to participate in optional surveys or interviews.

How can I get involved?

Tell us what you'd like to see next! Shape the US Communities Initiative by sharing your suggestions for future discussions.

“These discussions are very helpful, especially in opening the minds of people on which models work and which don't, which models are sustainable and which aren't. By exchanging knowledge and information on GHDonline, we can get the best models.”
Manzi Anatole,
Inshuti Mu Buzima, Rwanda

Why join?

Membership to the communities of the Global Health Delivery Online platform, GHDonline.org, is made available at no cost thanks to Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Members have access to more than 30 expert moderators and to content and services like peer-reviewed discussion briefs and reviews of recent scholarly articles or a leading clinical information resource from partners, and to a team of professionals that support the GHDonline communities and platform and organize virtual expert panels with leading experts on a regular basis.

Sign up here!