Aligning Systems for Health: Rapid Cycle Research Findings from the Industrial Areas Foundation Northwest
Aligning Systems for Health, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Georgia Health Policy Center, awarded 10 rapid-cycle research grants to explore specific aspects of the Framework for Aligning Sectors. This is a summary of findings from Industrial Areas Foundation Northwest, which explored:
- In what ways might community organizing provide a mechanism for centering the needs of communities and community-based organizations in cross-sector alignment efforts for improving health?
- How do community-organizing strategies impact what emerges within the core elements of the Cross-Sector Alignment Theory of Change?
- What role can community-organizing efforts play in support of cross-sectoral alignment at a time when factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic and mass uprisings create pressure and a sense of urgency or crisis?