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A Theory of Change for Aligning Health Care, Public Health, and Social Services in the Time of COVID-19
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A Theory of Change for Aligning Health Care, Public Health, and Social Services in the Time of COVID-19

Georgia Health Policy Center
07.14.2020
This article, published by Georgia Health Policy Center researchers in the American Journal of Public Health, highlights how the core components of cross-sector alignment along with the principles of community voice and health equity can be used to design interactions among health care, public health, and social services that better meet the goals and needs of the people and communities they serve in a way that is built to last.
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Alignment 101
Community Workers Lend Human Connection To COVID-19 Response
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Community Workers Lend Human Connection To COVID-19 Response

Health Affairs
07.07.2020
This article highlights how systems are investing in workers who come from the communities they serve to meet patient needs that extend well beyond clinic walls.
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Complex Care
Health Care
Social Needs
Cross-Sector Alignment and the Response to COVID-19: How Alignment Can Aid the COVID-19 Response
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Cross-Sector Alignment and the Response to COVID-19: How Alignment Can Aid the COVID-19 Response

Georgia Health Policy Center
07.06.2020
This brief examines emerging anecdotal evidence that shows communities with the core components of cross-sector alignment (shared purpose, data, financing, and governance) already in place may be able to quickly apply this way of thinking and working to rapidly arising threats, like COVID-19.
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Alignment 101
Social Needs
Field Dispatches: Community Informed Programming in a Time of Change
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Field Dispatches: Community Informed Programming in a Time of Change

Data Across Sectors for Health
06.30.2020
This blog highlights how for the Bay Area Health Justice Collective’s Housing is Health project, a Data Across Sectors for Health CIC-START grantee, prioritizing community voice was critical even during COVID.
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Social Needs
Theory of Change Charette
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Theory of Change Charette

Georgia Health Policy Center
06.24.2020
This webinar features an overview of RWJF's Cross-Sector Alignment Theory of Change and recaps stakeholder input into how the Theory of Change can better support the work of those implementing cross-sector alignment.
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Alignment 101
Making Aligning Work: An Early Look at COVID-19’s Impact on Cross-Sector Alignment
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Making Aligning Work: An Early Look at COVID-19’s Impact on Cross-Sector Alignment

Georgia Health Policy Center
06.23.2020
This brief–part of the Aligning Systems for Health's Making Aligning Work series–focuses on very early observations about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts communities aligning health care, public health, and social services, with a focus on the components of the Cross-Sector Alignment Theory of Change — internal capacity; urgency; shared purpose, data, financing, and governance; community engagement; and a focus on equity.
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Alignment 101
Health Care
Public Health
Social Needs
Aligning in Action: Western Idaho Community Health Collaborative
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Aligning in Action: Western Idaho Community Health Collaborative

Georgia Health Policy Center
06.22.2020
This case study examines how payers, foundations, health systems, and public health came together in early 2019 to form Western Idaho Community Health Collaborative, a 10-county collaborative, and align each other’s strategies and investments in a coordinated effort.
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Health Care
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Using Global Budgets and Multi-Sector Teams to Align Systems in Vermont: Strategies to Achieve Alignment, Collaboration, and Synergy Across Delivery and Financing Systems
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Using Global Budgets and Multi-Sector Teams to Align Systems in Vermont: Strategies to Achieve Alignment, Collaboration, and Synergy Across Delivery and Financing Systems

Systems for Action
06.10.2020
This webinar introduces a study testing the effectiveness of a global all-payer payment model combined with multi-sector community health teams in improving health and social outcomes for Vermont residents.
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Health Care
Social Needs
Cross-Sector Alignment and the Response to COVID-19: What Can We Learn from Research on Cross-Sector Alignment?
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Cross-Sector Alignment and the Response to COVID-19: What Can We Learn from Research on Cross-Sector Alignment?

Georgia Health Policy Center
06.04.2020
This brief examines factors supporting cross-sector alignment; presents findings relevant to the response to the COVID crisis; and presents challenges and response opportunities related to several key elements of the Cross-Sector Alignment Theory of Change: sectors, shared purpose, governance, finance, data, community voice, equity, capacity, and urgency.
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Complex Care
Health Care
Mental Health
Public Health
Social Needs
Aligning in Action: Healthy Homes Des Moines
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Aligning in Action: Healthy Homes Des Moines

Georgia Health Policy Center
06.01.2020
This case study examines Healthy Homes Des Moines, a pilot program to provide home remediation and health education to reduce the burden of childhood asthma. The goal of the pilot was to demonstrate the value of an upstream intervention to the community and to health care providers.
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Chronic Disease
Health Care
Medicaid
Public Health
Social Needs