Those seeking to advance and produce community health often struggle to finance this important work – relying primarily on grants. Some of the alternative resourcing options at their disposal are less well known and understood and each one requires some level of strategic planning, preparation, and engagement to access effectively.
This two-part webinar series covered sustainable financing, alternative payment models, and tools to help participants think about and take steps towards sustaining their multi-sector community work. Speakers discussed a range of key questions and alternative models intended to expand knowledge of, comfort level with, and capacity to take advantage of different sustainable financing options.
The webinar covered promising practices for creating a multi-sector partnership, engaging community health champions, and sharing data and connecting information systems, in hopes of uniting across communities to address the social determinants of health. Representatives from Avondale Children Thrive, a multi-sector collaboration in Cincinnati, OH, shared how they are aligning residents and partners around a common vision and set of metrics to improve maternal and child health.
A Deep Dive workshop at the All In: Data for Community Health National Meeting explored how policies and regulations like HIPAA, FERPA, and 42 CFR Part 2 impact consent. Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) and the Network for Public Health Law developed this workshop proceedings report, which shares some of the key takeaways and relevant resources.
This series of papers provides an overview and framework for reaching out to stakeholders or potential partners from other sectors that may share your interest in collaborating and sharing data to improve community health. Knowing your audience will help your collaboration craft a successful and productive outreach strategy, strengthen your partnerships, and ensure ongoing sustainability by clearly defining and articulating the value of sharing data across sectors.