RWJF funds the following efforts to explore and strengthen the evidence base around conditions that foster cross-sector alignment, and develop guidance for action.
100 Million Healthier Lives is a collaboration of change agents across sectors who are pursuing an unprecedented result. The effort aims to transform the way the world thinks and acts in order to improve health and well-being and create 100 million healthier lives by 2020.
The 6|18 Initiative enhances insurance coverage and implementation of 18 evidence-based interventions that address six high-burden health conditions. This project enables participating Medicaid programs to coordinate with public health agencies to implement enhanced preventive health strategies and build the foundation for working across health and health care sectors.
To improve the health outcomes and daily lives of individuals in the United States with the most complex care needs, seven leading health care foundations—Arnold Ventures, The Commonwealth Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Milbank Memorial Fund, Peterson Center on Healthcare, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The SCAN Foundation—are working together to accelerate health system transformation.
The Center for Health Care Strategies is evaluating a multisite demonstration project in settings for pediatric primary care; supporting a partner organization that can offer technical assistance to the grantee and the pediatric sites in addressing the social determinants of child and family health and in elevating family voice; and sharing insights widely on how to catalyze wide-scale system transformation.
Advancing Integrated Models (AIM) is a national multi-site demonstration assisting health systems and community providers in integrating innovative, “next-generation” person-centered approaches for individuals with complex health and social needs. Over two years, AIM is supporting efforts to integrate key strategies, partner with state Medicaid agencies or local managed care organizations; and engage with patients and community members.
Advancing Resilience and Community Health (ARCH) is a project to help the burgeoning relationships between health care institutions (payers and hospital systems) and community-based organizations get off the ground successfully and at a scale that will make a difference.
The Center for Health Care Strategies is partnering with the National Association of Medicaid Directors and ZERO TO THREE to create a learning collaborative with seven to nine state teams in order to improve outcomes for young children. The collaborative lasts two years and includes teams committed to achieving stronger alignment at the state and local levels between Medicaid stakeholders and early childhood systems focused on children from the point of their birth through the first three years of life.
Aligning Systems for Health focuses on identifying, testing, and sharing what works to align health care, public health, and social services in order to better address the goals and needs of the people and communities they serve. Aligning Systems for Health will continue to translate insights for communities, researchers, and decision-makers to support on-the-ground efforts aimed at greater coordination among systems.
America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Through its representation and advocacy activities, AHA ensures that members' perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates, and judicial matters.