The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities are proud to announce that the 2017 APHSA National Health and Human Services Summit held April 30–May 3 at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland will be a first ever, joint summit bringing their two networks together. The Summit is designed to advance solutions within and across sectors to improve outcomes for individuals, families and communities.

“Partnering with the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities on our Summit is a natural fit for APHSA and our members,” said Tracy Wareing Evans, CEO of APHSA. “Both of our organizations share the belief that the nation’s H/HS system is a cornerstone to building a strong, dynamic and healthy nation. By working together, we can positively impact state, local and federal policy and ensure that all Americans are provided with the opportunities to live well and reach their fullest potential. We have been enjoying our evolving partnership with the Alliance and look forward to expanding our relationship over the coming months and years,” she added.

“Generative partnerships are the currency of the day and our evolving partnership with APHSA is one we are very proud of,” said Susan Dreyfus, president and CEO of the Alliance. ”While there are important distinctions between the public and social sectors that must be honored, we need to be working together to share and accelerate knowledge that will help us better address the systemic issues facing the neighbors and communities we are privileged to serve.”

APHSA and the Alliance firmly believe that that the time is ripe for significant leaps forward in creating a modern, nimble health and human services system that leads to better outcomes for all people. The partnership seeks to accelerate the evolution of the current H/HS framework from the traditional “regulative model” rooted in regulatory compliance and programmatic outputs, to a “generative approach” that works seamlessly across sectors and engages whole communities in addressing the multi-dimensional health and socioeconomic issues that families and individuals face today.  

Learn more about the Summit.