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“By going through this process, they’re getting more than just a report at the end. Now, they have partners who are invested in it. And, that spirit of partnership is notable.” — SARAH WIEHE start is extremely valuable. It starts the conversation within the health system, and between the health system and the community. And together, they identify ways in which they can intervene.” The collaboration between Parkview and IN-PHC has now moved into a new phase, and The Polis Center is helping Parkview with implementing solutions. “We’ve asked them to walk through the solutions, and help us figure out: Are these indeed best practices?” Ehinger says. “Or, do we need to stop going in this direction and go a different route? They’ll help us solidify the direction that we’re going with all our solutions, and understand which measures we should be focused on.” “We’ll help them assess their chosen interventions,” says Comer, “to determine which are best practices and whether there’s a better way to measure their effectiveness. So, we’ll be doing literature reviews, looking at which programs are Director of the Community Health Engagement Program Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute evidence based and which are not. For the ones that are not, we’ll look at how others have measured whether they have the desired impact.” Effectiveness is the most obvious metric to measure programs by, “but there are other dimensions to take into account,” Comer says. “For example, a program might be effective, but if it’s also extremely costly, it might become a lower priority than a program that’s very effective but less costly.” Parkview’s commitment to cultivating partners both inside and outside the community—partners who can help them both identify and solve problems—is critical to the organization’s long-term success, according to Wiehe. “By going through this process, they’re getting more than just a report at the end,” Wiehe says. “Now, they have partners who are invested in it. And, that spirit of partnership is notable.” SAVE THE DATE! SAVE THE DATE! SAVI Talks! Public Transit SAVI Talks! SAVI Talks! Public Transit September September 14 14 8-10 a.m., WFYI Community Room SAVE the DATE PUBLIC TRANSIT A.M. SEPTEMBER 14 8-10 WFY COMMUNITY ROOM 8-10 a.m., WFYI Community Room Join us for a discussion about findings from our new report that explores various types Join us for a discussion about findings from our new report that explores various types of public transit riders, how they use transit, and how place feeds into the equation. of public transit riders, how they use transit, and how place feeds into the equation. Mark your calendar! Share the news! See you there! Mark your calendar! Share the news! See you there! 6