This brief discusses key learnings from the Aligning in Crisis’ first convening of surveillance partners. The national panel of surveillance partners includes population health and health equity experts from key trade associations and non-profit social service organizations to draw out meaning from collected innovations born in the response to the triple crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The surveillance partners meet quarterly to evaluate, among many things, how the innovations address equity; which (if any) could be scaled and under what conditions; and what policies at the local, state, and federal levels would sustain transformative innovations and promote alignment between public health, social services, and health care sectors to better meet community goals and needs.
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.