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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
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
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
Publication

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
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
Aligning Systems For Health: Alignment Theory of Change - Charette
Webinar

Theory of Change Charette

Georgia Health Policy Center
06.24.2020
This webinar features an overview of RWJF's Cross-Sector Alignment Theory of Change and recaps stakeholder input into how the Theory of Change can better support the work of those implementing cross-sector alignment.
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Alignment 101
Making Aligning Work: An Early Look At Covid-19's Impact On Cross-sector Alignment
Brief

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
Addressing Health-Related Social Needs Among Medicaid Beneficiaries: Mapping Cross-Sector Partnership Roles
Brief

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
Why Cross-Sector Alignment Matters: Real Life Stories
Webinar

Why Cross-Sector Alignment Matters: Real Life Stories

Georgia Health Policy Center
04.21.2020
This webinar features the people working in communities to better meet the needs of the people and places they serve. The panel shares their own personal challenges navigating complex systems and how they are now helping others.
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Alignment 101
Complex Care
Social Needs
Cross-sector Alignment Glossary
Brief

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