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Aligning in Action: PCCI
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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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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
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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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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
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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
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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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
COVID-19
Aligning Systems For Health: Alignment 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
COVID-19
Health Care
Public Health
Social Needs
Aligning In Action: Western Idaho Community Health Collaborative
Case Study

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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