This brief features four principles identified by the Aligning in Crisis initiative that government agencies and local fiscal intermediaries can use to guide planning for use of COVID-19 recovery funds. Principles include:
- Aligning sectors and efforts is critical to advance health and equity;
- A coordinated strategy guides the work and investments;
- Intermediary organizations are ready and able to assist; and
- Community leadership drives lasting change.
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.