Bridging for Health

The Bridging for Health Advisory Panel supports efforts to improve population health by rebalancing and aligning investments while fostering linkages among health care, public health and other sectors.

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Our technical assistance is centered around helping communities develop a strategic approach to program implementation, building capacity utilizing technical and adaptive approaches, and focusing on long-term sustainability.

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“This partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation creates an exciting opportunity for the GHPC to integrate learnings from our projects over the years and support financial innovations that build health.”

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About this Project

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) is the national coordinating center for Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Bridging for Health is fostering connections among multisector stakeholders to rebalance and align investments in health. To accomplish this, Bridging for Health focuses on innovations in three areas: financing; collaboration and collective impact; and health equity.

GHPC supports and facilitates selected sites in developing, evaluating, and sharing their efforts to initiate innovations in financing to fund initiatives targeting upstream drivers of health that will ultimately improve population health outcomes. As the national coordinating center, GHPC will assist selected sites with technical assistance, evaluation support, providing resources for convenings, core functions, or special projects, and facilitate opportunities for peer learning. By bridging connections between multisector stakeholders — including health care providers, public health, social services, business, schools, and housing agencies — Bridging for Health aims to:

  • Align resources and community efforts through the collective impact framework to achieve meaningful and sustainable health improvement.
  • Promote stewardship toward enhanced planning and management of health-related resources.
  • Use a Health in All Policies approach to recognize and target factors outside of the traditional health care delivery system that significantly influence health attainment.

The Georgia Health Policy Center just released a video showcasing the process of community innovation as part of Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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