Upcoming Events

Join the growing movement around cross-sector alignment by attending in-person and virtual events hosted by RWJF grantees.

The following events are hosted by RWJF grantees.

Webinar: Hospital-Community Partnerships: Meeting Health and Social Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hosted by: American Hospital Association
Time: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Location: Virtual

Engaging in sustainable, effective and equitable partnerships is crucial in meeting community needs related to COVID-19 and its associated economic fallout, as well as for accelerating racial and social equity.

This webinar highlights AHA members’ approaches to addressing community and population health as the field moves from pandemic response to recovery to rebuilding. Join three experienced health system leaders as they describe how their efforts to create cross-sector community partnerships have contributed to building healthy communities, in which everyone can thrive.  

Virtual Event: Putting Care at the Center 2020

Hosted by: The National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs
Time: October 27, 2020 - October 28, 2020
Location: Virtual

Putting Care at the Center is the annual conference of the Camden Coalition’s National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. It is a venue for the complex care field to learn, network, and create a shared agenda for improving care for people with complex needs. This year’s conference theme is Teamwork, resilience, and health justice in complex care.

Join colleagues and peers from across the country online October 27-28 as they discuss how the major events of 2020 — from the COVID-19 pandemic to the uprisings for racial justice to the 2020 elections — will affect the lives of people with complex health and social needs and the delivery of complex care.

Webinar: Closing the Gaps in Health and Social Services for Low-Income Pregnant Women

Hosted by: Systems for Action
Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Location: Virtual

This webinar will focus on an innovative, multi-sector initiative that seeks to address the constellation of social factors that contribute to adverse maternal and infant outcomes, including housing instability, food insecurity, untreated mental health conditions, domestic violence, and substance abuse. A research team will test the effectiveness of the program’s four major components: a health home care management model, peer and community support, flexible funding for non-medical services, and an advanced health information technology platform.

Webinar: Emerging Research: Aligning Systems for Health

Hosted by: Aligning Systems for Health
Time: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Location: Virtual

Aligning Systems for Health, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), focuses on identifying, testing, and sharing what works to align health care, public health, and social services to better address the goals and needs of the people and communities they serve.

Over the past year, GHPC awarded 10 rapid-cycle research grants to explore specific aspects of the Cross-sector Alignment Framework. This virtual event features learnings from the first three of these grants:

Mireille Mclean, Public Health Solutions
Mark Redding, Pathways Community HUB Institute
Alison Salomon, JSI

Virtual Keynote: Why Is Good Design So Hard To Do?

Hosted by: Aligning Systems for Health
Time: Friday, November 13, 2020
Location: Virtual

What role does power and privilege play when designing for the social sector? How does that impact what good design looks like? This talk, featuring George Aye of Greater Good Studio, will serve as a wake-up call for designers working to make social change where the risk of doing harm is as likely as the promise of doing good.

This is the first in a four-part series exploring "adaptive factors" of cross-sector alignment: power dynamics, community voices, trust, and equity.

Virtual Workshop: Power and Privilege

Hosted by: Aligning Systems for Health
Time: Friday, November 13, 2020
Location: Virtual

During this workshop, George Aye (the co-founder and director of innovation at Greater Good Studio) will go deeper on the topics of power and privilege through a series of prompting questions and facilitated discussions. The time will provide the needed space to reflect in small groups the ways in which power and privilege show up in our work.

This is the first in a four-part series exploring "adaptive factors" of cross-sector alignment: power dynamics, community voices, trust, and equity. This event immediately follows a "Why Is Good Design So Hard To Do?" virtual keynote.

Virtual Event: All In National Meeting 2020

Hosted by: All In: Data for Community Health
Time: December 8, 2020 - December 10, 2020
Location: Virtual

Join All In: Data for Community Health on December 8-10, 2020 for the 4th Annual National Meeting. This year’s themes include: examining work through the lens of racial justice and health equity; incorporating community voice and leadership; and unpacking the nuts and bolts of data sharing.

The meeting will feature inspirational speakers on the compelling issues facing communities, practitioners and residents who will share their stories, tools and practical lessons; and interactive opportunities to share your experience tackling common challenges as they relate to multi-sector community-based data sharing projects focused on health, wellbeing, and equity.

Webinar: Financing Coordinated Medical and Social Services for Patients with Psychosis

Hosted by: Systems for Action
Time: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Virtual

This webinar will feature a study to develop and test a decision support tool designed to help health plans and service providers estimate the total costs of care and implement integrated payment strategies for health and social services needed by patients newly diagnosed with psychosis. Individuals who are newly diagnosed with psychosis often require a carefully coordinated mix of specialty services that go far beyond the healthcare sector, including pharmacotherapy, behavioral counselling, educational services, vocational supports, and supportive housing options.