HealthVisions Midwest and the Lake County Minority Health Coalition

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Collaboration Summary

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Partners HealthVisions Midwest, Inc., East Chicago, IN
Lake County Health Coalition, Gary, IN
Those Involved Paid staff
Other: Health and Hospital Corp. of Marion County
Type of Collaboration Administrative Consolidation - Through a contract or agreement
Geographic Scope City
Collaboration Focus Area Health & mental health
Year collaboration was established 2004
Goals Sought Through Collaboration Expand reach and/or range of services / programs
Improve the quality of services / programs
Improve programmatic outcomes
Serve more and/or different clients / audiences
Achieve administrative efficiencies
Maximize financial resources
Circumstances Prompting Collaboration Financial problems / pressures within one or more of the partnering organizations
Initiators Executive Director(s) / CEO(s) / President(s)
Nature of Funder Involvement
Number of Participating Organizations 2
Were Partners Added or Dropped?
Management Structure Management team / oversight committee with representatives from each partner
Challenges Raising funds or integrating fund development to support the collaboration
Organizational Efficiencies and Effectiveness Fund development - Improved fundraising results
Human resources - Increased access to technical expertise (e.g. HR, Finance, IT)
Enhanced ability to manage reporting, documentation, billing
Community Impact Retained programs / services in the community
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