Disclaimer: Moving Health Care Upstream is a collaborative effort originally co-led by Nemours Children’s Health System (Nemours) and the Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities at the University of California- Los Angeles (UCLA). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Nemours, UCLA or the Moving Health Care Upstream initiative.
In Fall 2019, with support from The Kresge Foundation, Nemours Children’s Health System launched a two-year project exploring how health care organizations acting as integrators can join, catalyze and sustain cross-sector networks working on shared population health goals.
Since launch, we have shared periodic updates. (See blog posts from May 2019 and February 2020).
In this update, we’re pleased to announce the release of an issue brief- “Preliminary Findings on the Role of Health Care in Multi-Sector Networks for Population Health: Notes from the Field.”
The issue brief flows from the first wave of work within the two-year project: Beginning in early 2019, we scanned the literature and conducted formal interviews with 40 national experts (representing 30 organizations) who have insights related to integrative roles and functions within multi-sector population health networks, as well as the ways health care is involved in carrying out these roles and functions in support of networks’ shared goals. The themes from the interviews and literature scan are captured in the brief, presented as: