GNYHA has developed the attached Improving Residency Program and Community-Based Organization Collaboration: A Guide to Developing Innovative Partnershiptoolkit to help residency programs engage in mutually beneficial partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs) to train residents on social determinants of health. Residents who understand the importance of addressing social determinants of health can better address the needs of their surrounding communities. This effort is part of a New York State Health Foundation (NYSHF)-funded project to improve collaborations between primary care residency programs and CBOs. The toolkit details steps for engaging in such partnerships and includes best practices, challenges, and lessons learned from residency programs and CBOs that participated in the immersion training component of GNYHA’s project.

GNYHA hosted the corresponding Symposium on Residency Program and CBO Collaboration as the culminating event of the NYSHF project. Presentations and supplemental materials from the event are available below: