This presentation features new studies underway through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Systems for Action Research Program to test multi-sector strategies for integrating delivery and financing systems to improve population health. It was presented at the 2016 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting.
The delivery and financing systems for medical care, public health, and social and community services are powerful determinants of health and wellbeing for families and communities across the United States. Unfortunately, these systems interact in complex and often poorly understood ways through fragmented funding streams, organizational relationships, information flows, and governance and decision-making structures.
Dr. Glen Mays presents on Systems for Action’s rigorous research to identify novel mechanisms for aligning delivery and financing systems in medical care, public health, and social and community services in ways that improve health and well-being, achieve efficiencies in resource use, and reduce inequities.