This brief explores how effectively community voice is incorporated and measured in cross-sector initiatives. The role of community voice in particular has been explored extensively in research on health collaboratives. Yet while this research identifies many ways that communities can be incorporated into aligning efforts, little has been written or discussed about measuring community voice in health-oriented cross-sector collaboration.
The importance of community voice as an instrument of improving equity in measurement means that community voice measures are doubly important.
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.