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The following documents offer a starting point for understanding and practicing cross-sector alignment.
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Responding to COVID-19: Finding and leveraging partnerships
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Responding to COVID-19: Finding and Leveraging Partnerships

National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs
2020
This blog post highlights how providers are using new and existing connections to better respond to the needs of vulnerable community members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19
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
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
Publication

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
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
Community Informed Programming in a Time of Change
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Field Dispatches: Community Informed Programming in a Time of Change

Data Across Sectors for Health
06.30.2020
This blog highlights how for the Bay Area Health Justice Collective’s Housing is Health project, a Data Across Sectors for Health CIC-START grantee, prioritizing community voice was critical even during COVID.
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COVID-19
Social Needs
ARCH: Setting Strategic Priorities with EngageWell IPA
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ARCH: Setting Strategic Priorities with EngageWell IPA

Nonprofit Finance Fund
05.11.2020
This series of blog posts shares reflections from staff involved with Advancing Resilience and Community Health–a project to help the burgeoning relationships between healthcare institutions and community-based organizations–about learnings from defining scopes of work and delving into strategic priorities for each network.
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Health Care
Social Needs
Interrupting Violence From Within The Trauma Unit And Well Beyond
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Interrupting Violence From Within the Trauma Unit and Well Beyond

Health Affairs
04.06.2020
This article highlights how MedStar Washington Hospital Center's Community Violence Intervention Program is providing short- and long-term support to victims of violence, hoping to reduce the number of repeat visitors.
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Health Care
Mental Health
Social Needs