Aligning Systems for Health: Health Care + Public Health + Social Services, led by the Georgia Health Policy Center and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released its third call for proposals for rapid-cycle research studies.
The call seeks to strengthen the evidence base around approaches and conditions that foster cross-sector alignment of health care, public health, and social services to better address the goals and needs of the people and communities they serve, with a particular focus on how to measure cross-sector alignment.
This research grant program provides the opportunity to explore, test, and refine the Framework for Aligning Sectors, which includes four core components: shared purpose; shared data and measurement; sustainable financing with appropriate incentives and accountability; and structured governance with leadership. Additionally, the framework recognizes the importance of four adaptive factors that support alignment across sectors: equity, trust, community voices, and power dynamics.
Research can take many forms, but Aligning Systems for Health is particularly interested in projects that explore how cross‐sector alignment and its constructs might be measured.
Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis and should be achievable in nine months or less with up to $75,000 of support.
Applicants should submit a brief paragraph to firstname.lastname@example.org describing the research idea. For more information, see the request for proposals.