This report examines efforts by some of the nation’s leading foundations and community development practitioners, providing a guide for funders as they consider launching similar initiatives as well as helpful lessons for others engaged in cross-sector work.
Through a comprehensive literature review, interviews with key project evaluators and funders, a recap of a December 2014 roundtable discussion, and the authors’ significant expertise, this report provides detailed descriptions of “what works” and “pitfalls” in its analysis of design elements and project parameters of both past and current multi-site initiatives. The paper provides insights into the design and implementation of place-based efforts for community development practitioners, financial institutions, and other organizations, such as health care payers, who are involved in site-specific initiatives seeking to improve the economic well-being of low-income residents.
Intermediary Organizations Are Urgently Needed to Assist in Modernizing Public Health and Addressing the Drivers of Health in the United States
This issue brief describes the different roles intermediaries can play; provides examples of where they have been used in practice; and identifies the risks, benefits, and possible innovations of intermediaries as well as policy approaches that might facilitate their appropriate use.
“More Than Just Giving Them a Piece of Paper”: Interviews with Primary Care on Social Needs Referrals to Community-Based Organizations
This publication characterizes referrals to community-based organizations by primary care practices, which are increasingly being used by healthcare organizations to invest in social care.
This publication provides a framework outlining the unique responsibilities of governmental public health and can be used to explain the vital role of governmental public health in a thriving community; identify capacity and resource gaps; determine the cost for assuring foundational activities; and justify funding needs