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The following documents offer a starting point for understanding and practicing cross-sector alignment.
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Aligning Up Close: A Community’s Response to a Pandemic
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Aligning Up Close: A Community’s Response to a Pandemic

Aligning Systems for Health
02.18.2021
This case study highlights how Elevate Health, an Accountable Communities of Health organization in Pierce County, Washington, partnered with clinical services, social services, and public health to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Complex Care
Public Health
Social Needs
Community Health Workers and Peers are Essential to Counties’ COVID-19 Response
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Community Health Workers and Peers are Essential to Counties’ COVID-19 Response

National Center for Complex Care & Social Needs
2021
This blog features how community care workers and peers from Whole Person Care pilots in Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, and Ventura, California, are helping those most vulnerable to COVID-19 stay healthy and safe.
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Complex Care
COVID-19
Health Care
Medicaid
Public Health
Social Needs
The State of the Field of Complex Care
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The State of the Field of Complex Care

National Center for Complex Care & Social Needs
01.2021
This brief highlights recent trends in the field of complex care, amidst a year of hardship, sacrifice, and loss, but also resilience, ingenuity, perseverance, and teamwork.
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Alignment 101
Complex Care
Health Care
Social Needs
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
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
Insights from the social sector: a cross-sector response to health disparities in the COVID-19 pandemic
Webinar

Insights from the Social Sector: A Cross-Sector Response to Health Disparities in the COVID-19 Pandemic

National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs
05.27.2020
This webinar features experiences and insights from two community-based organizations that have long helped their communities address health disparities and systemic inequities. Presenters shared actionable best practices for collaboration in this environment and reflected on opportunities for future structural change.
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Complex Care
COVID-19
Health Care
Public Health
Social Needs
Pixels: Learning from Each Other
Webinar

Pixels: Learning from Each Other

Georgia Health Policy Center
05.27.2020
This virtual event features Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grantees sharing the work they are engaged in around cross-sector alignment: What is it? What does it mean? Why does it matter? How can we use these lessons in light of the current fight against COVID-19?
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Complex Care
Health Care
Public Health
Social Needs
Home Together: Ensuring Babies Have a Place to Call Home
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Home Together: Ensuring Babies Have a Place to Call Home

Aligning Systems for Health
05.2020
This case study highlights how the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Little Rock, Ark. nonprofit Our House have aligned to support mothers of young children facing homelessness and housing insecurity.
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Complex Care
Health Care
Social Needs
Why Cross-Sector Alignment Matters: Real Life Stories
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Why Cross-Sector Alignment Matters: Real Life Stories

Aligning Systems for Health
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
Beyond the Camden Coalitions Randomized Controlled Trial
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Beyond the Camden Coalition’s Randomized Controlled Trial: Lessons for the Complex Care Field on Addressing Patient Needs

Better Care Playbook
02.04.2020
This interview highlights critical opportunities for improving care management interventions that target highly medically and socially complex populations, including community-based and cross-sector partnerships and investments.
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Complex Care
Health Care
Mental Health
Public Health
Social Needs