Our Work: Promoting Partnerships with Health Care

The Alliance has undertaken a comprehensive set of partnerships and projects to advance population health and well-being.

  • National Partnership for Women & Families
    The Alliance is working on the National Expert Advisory Board to support the Raising the Bar project. Raising the Bar will develop principles and provide practical guidance for the health care sector to achieve optimal well-being for those who face the greatest barriers to health.
  • Root Cause Coalition
    The Alliance is affiliated with Root Cause Coalition, a collaborative fostering cross-sector partnerships and collective impact of its member organizations through research, education and advocacy to improve health outcomes by addressing the social determinants of health.
  • Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN)
    The Alliance serves on the National Advisory Council of SIREN at the University of California, San Francisco, whose mission is to catalyze and disseminate high-quality research that advances efforts to address social determinants of health in health care settings.

Additional Ways to Engage

  • Alliance Peer Exchange: Health and Human Services Intersection
    To facilitate ongoing learning, collaboration, and problem solving, The Kresge Foundation supported the Alliance in launching the Health and Human Services Intersection Alliance Peer Exchange group. A core team of members and Alliance staff collaborate online and through regular meetings to set goals, share expertise, and engage the broader peer group and network around health and human services. Learn more from health resources and engage with the discussion board in the Alliance Library.
  • Virtual Learning Opportunities
    Engage in conferences, webinars, courses, and discussions through our online learning community. Translate knowledge into measurable action and develop learning that drives best practices. 
  • Podcast: More than Health Care: Nonprofits and Health Care Working Together
    During this podcast, presented by the Alliance, Beech Acres Parenting Center, Ascentria Care Alliance, and KVC West Virgina, with cohosts Jill Huynh and Erin Keltner who work at the intersection of health and human services, interview experts across sectors to uncover the keys to collaboration and holistic health in pursuit of improved health outcomes and lower costs for all. Listen for the latest on best practices, policy, and opportunities for integration and innovation here
  • Change in Mind Institute
    Toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences have been shown to impact neurodevelopment, leading to higher incidence of chronic diseases. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Alliance focused on working with community-based organizations to instill brain science-informed evidence to policies, programs, and systems to produce better outcomes for children, youth, and families. In 2020, with support from Episcopal Health Foundation and the Powell Foundation, the Alliance launched the Texas Change in Mind learning collaborative to further implement and accelerate the Change in Mind model.
  • Aramark Building Community
    To support community-based health and wellness efforts, the Alliance provides its members with access to Healthy For Life® from the American Heart Association, developed in partnership with Aramark. The easy-to-follow tips, resources and videos from the online portal provide a full suite of health and wellness content and resources, ready to share with community members.

Resources

  • Partnership for Health Outcomes
    With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Alliance, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Center for Health Care Strategies captured insights on partnerships between community-based organizations and health care organizations, particularly those serving low-income and vulnerable populations. The reportcase studies that explore a subset of these leading partnerships, and resources like the Partnership Assessment Tool for Health identify examples and lessons from current partnerships to inform funding and policies that advance effective practices across the nation.