This Aligning in Action case study explores Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB’s best practices for effectively aligning systems to meaningfully impact health inequities in Toledo, Ohio.
The case study examines how communities that describe their work as aligning systems are doing it around four core components of a theory of change that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Georgia Health Policy Center are testing: purpose, governance, data, and sustainable financing mechanisms.
The Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB is a certified Pathways Community HUB, a model recognized by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as a data-driven approach to identifying and addressing risk factors at the individual and community levels. The Pathways HUB is an example of health care aligning with the social sector around an important public health issue: infant mortality.
Aligning Systems for Health: Health Care + Public Health + Social Services, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and managed by the Georgia Health Policy Center, is focused on learning from stakeholders across the nation about effective ways to align these three sectors to better meet people’s goals and needs.