Aligning in Action: Allegheny County Health Department
This Aligning in Action case study explores Plan for a Healthier Allegheny Advisory Coalition’s best practices for effectively aligning systems to meaningfully impact health inequities in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
The case study examines how communities that describe their work as aligning systems are doing it around four core components of a theory of change that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Georgia Health Policy Center are testing: purpose, governance, data, and sustainable financing mechanisms.
The Allegheny County Health Department serves as the backbone organization aligning efforts of a large, multi-sectoral collaborative focused on implementing the Plan for a Healthier Allegheny.
Aligning Systems for Health: Health Care + Public Health + Social Services, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and managed by the Georgia Health Policy Center, is focused on learning from stakeholders across the nation about effective ways to align these three sectors to better meet people’s goals and needs.