This brief examines perceptions of value of cross-sector collaboration toward serving populations with complex health and social needs.
This rapid-cycle research from the Camden Coalition uncovered four underlying dimensions contributing to cross-sector collaborative participants’ sense of value. Cross-sector collaborations are seen as valuable when they:
- Provide intrinsic benefits by aligning with shared personal and organizational purpose;
- Engage communities to ground collaboratives in community members’ priorities and insights;
- Demonstrate outcomes that matter to organizations and communities; and
- Lead to sustained system-level change.
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.