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.
On 9/14, experts from Aligning in Crisis, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will discussed how, if deployed strategically and effectively, federal funds can advance equity, shift power to the community, and set the stage for positive, long-term change.
This webinar presents the Toolkit for Everyone Aligning and Measuring (TEAM), a tool designed to help people think about measurement and strategy in their cross-sector health collaboratives.
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.