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The following documents offer a starting point for understanding and practicing cross-sector alignment.
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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
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
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
COVID-19
Social Needs
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
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
COVID-19
Health Care
Mental Health
Public Health
Social Needs
Addressing Health-Related Social Needs Among Medicaid Beneficiaries: Mapping Cross-Sector Partnership Roles
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Addressing Health-Related Social Needs Among Medicaid Beneficiaries: Mapping Cross-Sector Partnership Roles

Center for Health Care Strategies
06.2020
This framework supports Medicaid agencies, managed care organizations, health care providers, and community partners in mapping cross-sector partnership roles for addressing health-related social needs based on the strengths of each stakeholder.
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Alignment 101
Medicaid
Social Needs
Listening Session Tackles Knowledge Sharing for Using Data Systems to Prioritize Equity in a Time of Crisis
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Listening Session Tackles Knowledge Sharing for Using Data Systems to Prioritize Equity in a Time of Crisis

Data Across Sectors for Health
05.29.2020
This “Using Data Systems to Prioritize Equity in a Time of Crisis” listening session summary highlights shared lessons and experiences related to COVID-19.
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COVID-19
Public Health
Social Needs
All In COVID Listening Sessions Connect Communities Struggling with COVID-19
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All In COVID Listening Sessions Connect Communities Struggling with COVID-19

Data Across Sectors for Health, All In: Data for Community Health
05.26.2020
This brief outlines learnings from All In's inaugural Listening Session to pave the way for knowledge sharing and policy development in the post-COVID future. Topics ranged from apps involved in contact tracing to the social determinants of health exposed by the outbreak.
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COVID-19
Health Care
Public Health
Social Needs
Cross-sector Alignment Glossary
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Cross-Sector Alignment Glossary

Georgia Health Policy Center
04.13.2020
This cross-sector alignment glossary, developed by Aligning Systems for Health, offers a starting point for understanding alignment terminology.
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Alignment 101
Making Aligning Work: National Experts Reflect On Purpose, Data, Financing, And Governance
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Making Aligning Work: National Experts Reflect on Purpose, Data, Financing, and Governance

Georgia Health Policy Center
04.06.2020
This brief captures themes, lessons, and trends around the core components of aligned systems identified in the Cross-Sector Alignment Theory of Change: purpose, data, financing, and governance.
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Alignment 101
Health Care
Public Health
Social Needs