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Aligning in Action: PCCI
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Aligning in Action: Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation

Georgia Health Policy Center
08.31.2020
This case study examines how the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation's history of building one of the first Connected Communities of Care in the nation, rooted in its proprietary information exchange platform, gave it — as an intermediary or backbone organization — the necessary experience of aligning diverse stakeholders to then serve as a bridge organization for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Accountable Health Communities Model in Dallas.
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Health Care
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Aligning in Action Rocky Mountain Health Plan
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Aligning in Action: Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Georgia Health Policy Center
08.04.2020
This case study highlights Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP), a unique example where a payer is facilitating regional efforts to address social determinants of health. RMHP serves as a bridge organization within the Accountable Health Communities Model, coordinating efforts in a largely rural area.
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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
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
The Power Of Effective Community Partnerships: Spotlight on Cincinnati’s All Children Thrive Learning Network
Case Study

The Power Of Effective Community Partnerships: Spotlight on Cincinnati’s All Children Thrive Learning Network

Health Leads
07.14.2020
This case study features the All Children Thrive (ACT) Learning Network at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, including the intricacies of the ACT model, how it’s adapted in light of COVID-19, and the path forward.
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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
Making Aligning Work: An Early Look At Covid-19's Impact On Cross-sector Alignment
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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
Aligning In Action: Western Idaho Community Health Collaborative
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Aligning in Action: Western Idaho Community Health Collaborative

Georgia Health Policy Center
06.22.2020
This case study examines how payers, foundations, health systems, and public health came together in early 2019 to form Western Idaho Community Health Collaborative, a 10-county collaborative, and align each other’s strategies and investments in a coordinated effort.
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Using Global Budgets and Multi-Sector Teams to Align Systems in Vermont
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Using Global Budgets and Multi-Sector Teams to Align Systems in Vermont: Strategies to Achieve Alignment, Collaboration, and Synergy Across Delivery and Financing Systems

Systems for Action
06.10.2020
This webinar introduces a study testing the effectiveness of a global all-payer payment model combined with multi-sector community health teams in improving health and social outcomes for Vermont residents.
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