Align for Health

Building stronger states and communities requires lasting, cross-sector alignment. is designed to be a resource for findings, tools, and opportunities to connect.

What Is Cross-Sector Alignment?

Complex social and economic factors have a powerful influence on the well-being of individuals and their communities. To achieve a Culture of Health—where everyone in America has a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being—RWJF is strengthening the ways in which healthcare, public health, and social services work together to be responsive to the physical, social, and emotional needs and goals of people and communities.

Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and our grantees in these efforts.

RWJF's Approach

RWJF believes healthcare, public health, and social services can make and sustain progress when they have the capacity and urgency to work together to establish the following four components:

Mutual understanding of priority outcomes
Data-sharing and measurement systems
Sustainable financing with incentives and joint accountability
Strong governance infrastructure with leadership and defined roles

Aligning in Action

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A Framework for Aligning Systems

This interactive framework guides leaders and practitioners through an approach to aligning sectors with real-world examples and resources to inform your efforts.

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Ensuring That Money Intended for Health Equity is Well Spent

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The Process of Partnering with Community Members: Preliminary Findings

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Closing the Gaps in Health and Social Services for Low-Income Pregnant Women