This brief analyzes and translates information, principles, and methods that support states, communities, and fiscal intermediaries in aligning resources and strategies across sectors and in moving the fast-flowing federal COVID-19 relief and recovery resources in a way that meets community needs and builds resilient, equitable futures.
Billions in federal relief and recovery funds — including the American Rescue Plan Act, CARES Act, and fiscal year 2021 budget — present unprecedented opportunities for cities, counties, and states. This is a historic fiscal investment in public health, poised to redress gaps and inequities highlighted by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The Georgia Health Policy Center, in partnership with the School of Public Health at George Washington University and with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is identifying, synthesizing, and disseminating cross-sector policy and implementation opportunities that facilitate recovery from the triple crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, impacts of the 2020 economic downturn, and the ongoing impact of structural racism. The work – Aligning in Crisis — builds on Aligning Systems for Health: Health Care + Public Health + Social Services.