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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
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
Health Care
Social Needs
Field Dispatches: 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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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
Health And Human Services Integration: Generating Sustained Health And Equity Improvements
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Health And Human Services Integration: Generating Sustained Health And Equity Improvements

Georgia Health Policy Center and Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network (SIREN)
04.2020
This publication summarizes the characteristics of current health and human services integration efforts, synthesizes key evidence on the effectiveness of different integration activities, and highlights associated gaps in the evidence and critical implementation challenges.
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Alignment 101
Health Care
Public Health
Social Needs
Payment Structures that Support Social Care Integration with Clinical Care: Social Deprivation Indices and Novel Payment Models
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Payment Structures that Support Social Care Integration with Clinical Care: Social Deprivation Indices and Novel Payment Models

Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network
12.01.2019
This article published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine focuses on four models employed both internationally and domestically to outline the implementation, successes, limitations, and research needed to support national application of social determinants of health models.
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Alignment 101
Medicaid
Social Needs
Cross-Sector Collaboration for Vulnerable Population Reduces Utilization and Strengthens Community Partnerships
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Cross-Sector Collaboration for Vulnerable Population Reduces Utilization and Strengthens Community Partnerships

National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs
10.18.2019
This publication outlines Project Restoration's approach to cross-sector collaboration with a shared population of high-utilizing community members, describes the process and outcomes of the collaboration, provides strategies to mitigate challenges that arise during collaboration, and offers insights to inform similar initiatives in communities nationwide.
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Complex Care
Health Care
Social Needs
After Prison, Healthy Lives Built On Access To Care And Community
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After Prison, Healthy Lives Built On Access To Care And Community

Health Affairs
10.07.2019
This article details how a North Carolina program helps recently released inmates connect to health care, social services, and support.
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Chronic Disease
Mental Health
Public Health
Social Needs
For the Uninsured In Memphis, A Stronger Safety Net
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For the Uninsured In Memphis, A Stronger Safety Net

Health Affairs
09.03.2019
This article illustrates how ONE Health in Tennessee is helping chronically ill uninsured patients navigate the health system and connect with social services.
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Complex Care
Health Care
Social Needs