What Does It Take to Create a Community Investment Ecosystem? Insights from San Bernardino

What Does It Take to Create a Community Investment Ecosystem? Insights from San Bernardino

In San Bernardino, CA, Dignity Health is helping spark partnerships and accelerate public-private collaborations to ensure all residents have access to the resources they need for a healthy life. 

This article originally appeared on the Center for Community Investment's blog on July 1, 2018. 

Alyia Gaskins | July 01, 2018

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The Health & Housing Starter Kit

The Health & Housing Starter Kit

A guide for public health departments, housing authorities, and hospitals working at the intersection of health and housing. How can we help decision makers and public agencies understand the connection between health and housing? What ways have hospitals used to get involved in housing? How can local institutions partner with each other to improve community health outcomes? What performance indicators can we use to measure success? ChangeLab Solutions developed The Health & Housing Starter Kit to explore these questions.

This excerpt is taken from ChangeLab Solutions.

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Partnering to Catalyze Comprehensive Wellness

An Actionable Framework for Health Care and Public Health Collaboration: 

Health professionals working to protect and improve health in communities and across the nation realize that none of our distinct systems – not health care, public health, nor social services – is fully equipped to accomplish its mission alone. There is mounting recognition that to truly improve health outcomes in the U.S. and curb chronic diseases there must be an interdisciplinary, coordinated, and cross-sector approach to address acute conditions and the upstream social factors that contribute to poor health outcomes. This approach requires transformation of the way the health and human service systems traditionally interact.

In pursuit of this goal, members of the PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP FORUM (PHLF) and HEALTH CARE TRANSFORMATION TASK FORCE (HCTTF) developed a framework to help catalyze and facilitate collaborative working relationships between the public health and health care sectors. Such partnerships are an essential component of the “comprehensive community wellness approach,” one in which effective, collaborative relationships across sectors ensure more seamless care and prevention services for all. Under this approach, public health, health care, and social service and community organizations intentionally build high-functioning partnerships to address health needs in their communities, and invest in the time, staff, information platforms, and oversight structures needed to sustain them.  The framework outlines essential elements of collaboration and presents key tactics and strategies for forming or reshaping effective partnerships.

Public Health Leadership Forum | June 13, 2018

This piece appears in Health Care Transformation’ Task Force’s Transformation Resources Page.

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