Resource Library

The following documents offer a starting point for understanding and practicing cross-sector alignment.
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Bridging Trust and Community
Webinar

Bridging Trust and Community in Cross-Sector Alignment

Aligning Systems for Health
12.17.2020
What can individuals and institutions do to build trust as a foundation for creating community connections and engaging citizens? This webinar on December 17 examines why intentionally focusing on trust is critical to maintaining connections, building community, and leveraging success.
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Alignment 101
Brief

Making Aligning Work Series

Aligning Systems for Health
2020
This series mines the experience of catalysts, researchers, and funders who have been involved with efforts to align the three sectors—health care, public health, and social services—through quarterly interviews (fall 2019 through spring 2021).
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Power and privilege
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Power and Privilege in Cross-Sector Alignment

Aligning Systems for Health
11.13.2020
What role does power and privilege play when designing for the social sector? How does that impact what good design looks like? This webinar and workshop on November 13 served as a wake-up call for designers working to make social change where the risk of doing harm is as likely as the promise of doing good.
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Aligning Systems for Health: Results from Rapid Cycle Research Grants
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Aligning Systems for Health: Results from Rapid Cycle Research Grants

Aligning Systems for Health
11.10.2020
This webinar highlights learnings from the first three rapid-cycle research grants awarded by the Georgia Health Policy Center, which leads Aligning Systems for Health. Presenting researchers from Public Health Solutions, Pathways Community HUB Institute, and JSI discuss specific aspects of the Cross-Sector Alignment Framework.
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Alignment 101
Health Care
Public Health
Social Needs
Making Aligning Work: National Experts Reflect on Systemic Racism and Cross-Sector Alignment
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Making Aligning Work: National Experts Reflect on Systemic Racism and Cross-Sector Alignment

Aligning Systems for Health
11.02.2020
This brief–part of the Aligning Systems for Health’s Making Aligning Work series–focuses on themes emerging from initial conversations around how cross-sector alignment might address systemic racism.
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Existing Measures: Anticipating a Cross-Sector Alignment Measurement System
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Existing Measures: Anticipating a Cross-Sector Alignment Measurement System

Aligning Systems for Health
10.2020
This brief contains preliminary reflections on measuring cross-sector alignment gathered during a recent review of existing collaboration and cross-sector alignment metrics.
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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

Aligning Systems for Health
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
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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

Aligning Systems for Health
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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COVID-19