This report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation follows nine diverse communities across the United States from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic through October 2020. It details how cross-sector collaboration is contributing to ongoing response and recovery efforts.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have studied nine of these communities—Finney County, Kansas; Harris County, Texas; Milwaukee, Wisconsin.; Mobile, Alabama; San Juan County, New Mexico; Sanilac County, Michigan.; Tacoma, Washington; Tampa, Florida; and White Plains, New York—in depth to understand impacts on community members and local mitigation efforts.
Communities that had cross-sector collaborations in place before the pandemic have been able to rely on strong coalitions to tackle COVID-19-related challenges.