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.
Community Voice In Cross-Sector Alignment: Concepts and Strategies from a Scoping Review of the Health Collaboration Literature
This article addresses a gap in the literature with a systematic scoping review of research on health-oriented cross-sector collaboration and community voice.
This op-ed authored by Jeffrey Levi and published in The Hill highlights the need for states and localities to align varied federal funding streams to maximize effectiveness and sustainability.
This brief–part of the Aligning Systems for Health’s Making Aligning Work series–captures reflections on the progress made in the field around aligning sectors, the implications of the triple crisis for aligning efforts, and considerations for the future of aligning across sectors.