Align for Health

We think 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 health care, 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 health care, 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

Alignment in Action

Featured Example

Aligning in Action: Allegheny County Health Department

The Allegheny County Health Department serves as the backbone organization aligning efforts of a large, multi-sectoral collaborative. This Aligning in Action case study explores Plan for a Healthier Allegheny Advisory Coalition’s best practices for aligning systems to meaningfully impact health inequities in Pennsylvania.

Featured Event

Virtual Event Series: Cross-Sector Alignment: Built to Last

Featured Resource

Making Aligning Work: National Experts Reflect on Context and Outcomes for Aligning

Featured Example

Baltimore Ride Share Project to Support Healthy Food Priority Areas