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The following documents offer a starting point for understanding and practicing cross-sector alignment.
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Making Aligning Work: Reflections on 18 Months of Aligning Across Sectors
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Making Aligning Work: Reflections on 18 Months of Aligning Across Sectors

Aligning Systems for Health, Georgia Health Policy Center
04.01.2021
This brief–part of the Aligning Systems for Health’s Making Aligning Work series–captures reflections on the progress made in the field around aligning sectors, the implications of the triple crisis for aligning efforts, and considerations for the future of aligning across sectors.
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Alignment 101
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Aligning in Action: The Health Project
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Aligning in Action: The Health Project

Aligning Systems for Health, Georgia Health Policy Center
03.25.2021
The brief examines how Mercy Health uses community benefit dollars to fund community-facing initiatives through the Health Project.
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Aligning in Crisis: A Framework for Opportunity
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Aligning in Crisis: A Framework for Opportunity

Aligning in Crisis, George Washington University, Georgia Health Policy Center
03.18.2021
This brief presents a framework to strengthen the immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic and address the long-term health and social needs the pandemic has exacerbated.
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Framework for Aligning Sectors With Glossary
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Framework for Aligning Sectors With Glossary

Aligning Systems for Health, Georgia Health Policy Center
03.15.2021
This framework visually depicts how aligned systems require that sectors think and work together in fundamentally new ways to improve the health and well-being of the people and communities they serve in ways that are built to last.
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Alignment 101
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Aligning Systems for Health: Rapid-Cycle Research Findings from Akron Children’s Hospital/Kent State University
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Aligning Systems for Health: Rapid-Cycle Research Findings from Akron Children’s Hospital/Kent State University

Aligning Systems for Health
02.23.2021
This brief summarizes Akron Children's Hospital/Kent State University's Aligning Systems for Health rapid-cycle research grant findings, which explored whether the Pathways Community HUB model fosters aligning across sectors.
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Equity, Health Equity, and Racial Equity in the Framework for Aligning Sectors
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Equity, Health Equity, and Racial Equity in the Framework for Aligning Sectors

Aligning Systems for Health
02.22.2021
This brief identifies leading definitions of equity, health equity, and racial equity, and explores their interrelationships.
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Aligning Systems for Health: Rapid-Cycle Research Findings

Aligning Systems for Health
02.04.2021
This collection of briefs summarizes Aligning Systems for Health rapid-cycle research grant findings.
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Aligning Systems for Health: Rapid-Cycle Research Findings from Communities Joined in Action

Aligning Systems for Health
02.04.2021
This brief summarizes Communities Joined in Action's Aligning Systems for Health rapid-cycle research grant findings, which explored what internal and external factors impact cross-sector partnership design, functionality, and sustainability, as well as in what ways partnership dynamics are influenced by these factors.
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Aligning Systems for Health: Rapid-Cycle Research Findings from Urban Institute

Aligning Systems for Health
02.04.2021
This brief summarizes Urban Institute's Aligning Systems for Health rapid-cycle research grant findings, which explored what factors are critical for successful cross-sector data-sharing efforts.
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Aligning Systems for Health: Rapid-Cycle Research Findings from Public Health Solutions

Aligning Systems for Health
02.04.2021
This brief summarizes Public Health Solution's Aligning Systems for Health rapid-cycle research grant findings, which explored the barriers and facilitators that affect how co-located social services in safety net hospitals increase access to existing services addressing social needs outside the hospital walls, as well as if implementing such services upon core elements of cross-sector alignment lead to improvement in the quality and follow-up of referrals to social services evolved influenced by these factors.
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