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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
Brief

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
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
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
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
COVID-19
Health Care
Social Needs
Cross-Sector Alignment And The Response To COVID-19: How Alignment Can Aid the COVID-19 Response
Brief

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
COVID-19
Social Needs