Getting Further Faster Community Blog

Getting Further Faster Blog

This blog series explores “key ingredients” for strengthening cross-sector community partnerships to successfully address social determinants of health (SDOH) to advance health equity and improve chronic diseases in communities. 

Each post highlights a new key ingredient and showcases:

     Evidence-based strategies and practices

     Real-world examples of GFF coalition work

     Helpful tools, including those developed by the GFF Initiative 

Key partnership-building ingredients covered in this blog series include:  

     Selecting partnership approaches to meet SDOH goals

     Collaboration and strategies to advance partnerships 

     Cross-sector linkages to address social needs and improve SDOH

     Continuous learning and quality improvement

     Authentic community engagement in policymaking

     Partnership sustainability

Authored by Alyssa Crawford, Senior Health Researcher, Mathematica There is a growing need to scale and sustain effective health-related social needs (HRSNs) screening, referral, community service navigation, and other supports. Most health care professionals agree that screening for and helping patients to address their HRSNs is an important part of health care. Many payers and accreditation bodies now require hospitals and other health care delivery organizations to do so. These shifts reflect a greater understanding of the undeniable impacts of the social determinants of health (SDOH) on health and well-being. Some advocates and thought ...
Jenn Marshall & Kathleen Miller, Contributing Writers, Health+ Studio Successful multisector community partnerships use three key approaches; they center mutual benefits to promote engagement and trust, develop a joint mission and shared goals, and foster power sharing. In this blog post, we’ll share real world examples of partnerships that use these strategies to effectively address social determinants of health (SDOH), advance health equity, and improve chronic disease conditions. Strategy 1: Encourage engagement and build trust by centering mutual benefit Partnerships, like all relationships, take time to develop and flourish. If you push ...
Jenn Marshall & Kathleen Miller, Contributing Writers, Health+ Studio This is the first in a series of six blog posts that each focus on a key ingredient to strengthen cross-sector partnerships to successfully address SDOH and advance health equity in communities. Effectively addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and promoting health equity in communities requires an intentional focus on cross-sector partnership among public health, health care, and community-based organizations (CBOs). In this blog post, we'll describe structures that cross-sector partnerships can put in place to set themselves up for success. Defining ...