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Route Fifty Article on Measurement
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Using Measurement to Inform an Equitable, Aligned COVID-19 Recovery

American Institutes for Research
09.11.2020
This article discusses how policymakers and leaders can use measurement to help systems work towards more equitable health outcomes by disaggregating data to identify inequities; partnering with communities to identify actionable metrics; and balancing decision-making among stakeholders.
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COVID-19
Aligning in Action: PCCI
Case Study

Aligning in Action: Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation

Georgia Health Policy Center
08.31.2020
This case study examines how the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation's history of building one of the first Connected Communities of Care in the nation, rooted in its proprietary information exchange platform, gave it — as an intermediary or backbone organization — the necessary experience of aligning diverse stakeholders to then serve as a bridge organization for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Accountable Health Communities Model in Dallas.
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Health Care
Public Health
Social Needs
Finding Innovation and Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Finding Innovation and Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-Sector Alignment and the Response to COVID-19

Georgia Health Policy Center
08.07.2020
This brief highlights how successfully addressing the complex challenges that affect community health — such as COVID-19 and its economic impacts — requires health care, public health, and social services to work together in new ways.
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Alignment 101
COVID-19
Aligning in Action Rocky Mountain Health Plan
Case Study

Aligning in Action: Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Georgia Health Policy Center
08.04.2020
This case study highlights Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP), a unique example where a payer is facilitating regional efforts to address social determinants of health. RMHP serves as a bridge organization within the Accountable Health Communities Model, coordinating efforts in a largely rural area.
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Health Care
Social Needs
Responding to COVID-19: An Activated Network with Health Collaboratives in Action
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Responding to COVID-19: An Activated Network with Health Collaboratives in Action

Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement
07.31.2020
This brief outlines how regional health improvement collaboratives have the capabilities to build key partnerships and create answers quickly during a crisis, including taking swift action to support key stakeholders responding to the emergent community needs resulting from COVID-19.
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COVID-19
Health Care
Public Health
Linking Health and Housing Data to Create a Sustainable Cross-Sector Partnership
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Linking Health and Housing Data to Create a Sustainable Cross-Sector Partnership

Public Health–Seattle & King County, King County Housing Authority, and Seattle Housing Authority
07.14.2020
This article outlines Washington State’s King County Housing Authority and Seattle Housing Authority collaboration with Public Health–Seattle & King County to form the Housing and Health partnership, which aims to build system alignment between public health and housing.
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Medicaid
Public Health
Social Needs
Timely Postpartum Visits for Low-Income Women: A Health System and Medicaid Payer Partnership
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Aligning U.S. Spending Priorities Using the Health Impact Pyramid Lens

Systems for Action
07.14.2020
This article examines the need to integrate and align public health, social services, and medical care in the United States through the lens of Thomas Frieden’s “health impact pyramid."
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Alignment 101
Health Care
Public Health
Social Needs
New Research Shows How Enhanced Connectivity between Health and Social Service Systems Can Reduce Inequality, Inefficiency
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New Research Shows How Enhanced Connectivity Between Health and Social Service Systems Can Reduce Inequality, Inefficiency

Systems for Action
07.14.2020
This article explores research showing that cross-sector connections have been slower to develop in rural than urban communities, giving rise to a new and growing form of inequality across the United States.
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Alignment 101
Health Care
Public Health
Social Needs
The Power Of Effective Community Partnerships: Spotlight on Cincinnati’s All Children Thrive Learning Network
Case Study

The Power Of Effective Community Partnerships: Spotlight on Cincinnati’s All Children Thrive Learning Network

Health Leads
07.14.2020
This case study features the All Children Thrive (ACT) Learning Network at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, including the intricacies of the ACT model, how it’s adapted in light of COVID-19, and the path forward.
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Health Care
Public Health
Social Needs
Crowdsourcing Ideas to Improve Mental Well-being and Housing Stability
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Innovating Through Cross-Sector Alignment: Crowdsourcing Ideas to Improve Mental Well-Being and Housing Stability

Public Health National Center for Innovations
07.14.2020
This case study — in an effort to highlight innovative multi-sector partnerships between governmental public health, healthcare, and social service organizations, along with the engagement of their communities — examines how the Hennepin (Minn.) Public Health Department offered mini-grants directly to community members with local ideas and solutions to improve mental well-being and housing stability in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
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COVID-19
Public Health
Social Needs