April 30 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. CT

  • Free
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Webinar Description

If communities around the country want to improve health and well-being while lowering health care costs, then they must address this key fact: Social, behavioral, and environmental factors account for 80 percent of a person’s health. Commonly referred to as the social determinants of health (SDOH), these factors have spurred health care providers and payors to seek points of leverage regarding SDOH.

Partnering with community-based organizations has emerged as a key strategy for health care and a critical direction for the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities strategic action network, particularly as the service boundaries between health care and social care become increasingly fluid. However, significant challenges remain for the replication and regional and national scaling of partnership models.

With this in mind, the Alliance launched a comprehensive request for information (RFI) among its members to assess the state of participation in and needs related to health care partnerships, with the intent to develop recommendations to accelerate health care engagement. Two-thirds of the network responded to the RFI, providing a rich picture of the “on the ground” realities of health care partnerships.

This webinar will provide an overview of the findings and key recommendations to accelerate health care engagement. The assessment examines the state of member participation and needs related to health care partnerships. Join us to learn about the findings and ways you can leverage the results to support your work.

Learning Objectives

  • Current state of health care partnerships within the Alliance network
  • Distinguishing characteristics of developing partnerships between community-based organizations and health care providers
  • Different partnership levels: Planners, Collaborators, Network Providers, and Exclusive Providers
  • Key recommendations to advance your work with health care

Who Should Attend

  • Program Directors
  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • Health & Wellness Leaders
  • Public Health Leaders


Phyllis Richards
Director of Research
Alliance for Strong Families & Communities

Jane Pirsig
Consultant, Retired CEO
Aurora Family Services & Alliance Member

Jane Pirsig is a subject matter expert in the translation of social care/healthcare integration from concept to operational reality, with over 30 years leadership experience in mental health, social service, and aging services. She led the successful integration of Milwaukee’s oldest family service agency into Aurora Health Care (now Advocate Aurora Health), a $5 billion regional healthcare provider and now provides consultation, thought leadership, and training in the social/healthcare ecosystem nationally.

Pirsig holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.


 Direct questions to Roquel Jones, Operations Associate at the Alliance.