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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
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

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
Responding to COVID-19: An Activated Network with Health Collaboratives in Action
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Responding to COVID-19: An Activated Network with Health Collaboratives in Action

Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement
07.31.2020
This brief outlines how regional health improvement collaboratives have the capabilities to build key partnerships and create answers quickly during a crisis, including taking swift action to support key stakeholders responding to the emergent community needs resulting from COVID-19.
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COVID-19
Health Care
Public Health
Crowdsourcing Ideas to Improve Mental Well-being and Housing Stability
Case Study

Innovating Through Cross-Sector Alignment: Crowdsourcing Ideas to Improve Mental Well-Being and Housing Stability

Public Health National Center for Innovations
07.14.2020
This case study — in an effort to highlight innovative multi-sector partnerships between governmental public health, healthcare, and social service organizations, along with the engagement of their communities — examines how the Hennepin (Minn.) Public Health Department offered mini-grants directly to community members with local ideas and solutions to improve mental well-being and housing stability in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
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COVID-19
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
Cross-Sector Alignment And The Response To COVID-19: How Alignment Can Aid the COVID-19 Response
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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
Community Informed Programming in a Time of Change
Publication

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
Addressing Food Insecurity through Economic Partnerships
Case Study

Innovating Through Cross-Sector Alignment: Addressing Food Insecurity Through Economic Partnerships

Public Health National Center for Innovations
06.25.2020
This case study — in an effort to highlight innovative multi-sector partnerships between governmental public health, healthcare, and social service organizations, along with the engagement of their communities — highlights the Family Meal Roseville program to help to address food needs with restaurants’ expertise and capacity to feed to families in need in response to unprecedented food insecurity needs as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
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COVID-19
Public Health
Social Needs