This brief examines the pandemic’s impact on how organizations engage marginalized community members with cross-sector collaboratives. This rapid-cycle research grant assessed both organizational internal capacity, as well as outreach to community agencies and network partners at the Pueblo Triple Aim Corp. and the Center for Health Progress. Key findings include:
- Established relationships and networks facilitate the ability to meet emergent needs;
- The pandemic created a shared purpose across sectors; and
- Centering grassroots leaders and sharing power aids action.
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.