Collaboratives across the nation are making bold strides to improve the health of their communities. Are you part of an innovative collaborative?

Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University, is a national effort supporting and accelerating the work of local initiatives. We are looking for additional sites with:

  • A mature, well-organized, and appropriately staffed collaborative;
  • An innovative financing concept already underway, ready to implement, or in the planning stages. Above all, a willingness to get started and experiment is desired; and
  • A vision and strategy to improve the overall health in your community with an eye toward health equity.

Bridging for Health is unique in that it focuses on cultivating innovations in financing population health that leverage collaboration and promote health equity.

Innovations in financing may include applying a known financing instrument in a new setting, combining financing mechanisms in new ways, or finding innovative ways to leverage the flow of existing money in the system.

While it’s exciting to explore innovations in financing – alone, they do not guarantee population health improvement. Funding is only one part of the equation. A successful population health initiative requires finding the overlap of a community’s priorities, funding opportunities, and identified evidence-based strategies to improve population health. High-leverage strategies are found where this overlap occurs.

Bridging for Health helps collaboratives plan and launch these innovative, high-leverage strategies.  Communities selected to work with Bridging for Health will receive support and assistance through:

  • Thought partnership
  • Onsite and virtual technical assistance
  • Experiential learning modules
  • Targeted financial support (up to $70,000 per year for two years)
  • Peer learning
  • Access to subject matter experts
  • An evaluation partnership

We invite you to tell us about your collaborative by filling out the brief form below. This fall, we’ll be searching for sites that are the right fit to join our cohort. If your community stands out in the areas mentioned, we’ll be in touch to invite your collaborative to submit a brief proposal.

Interest Form