The Georgia Health Policy Center is pleased to announce the release of the Financial Sustainability Workbook.
This workbook is intended to serve as a practical tool for collaboratives that are thinking about ways to diversify their funding with the ultimate goal of sustaining innovations in health care delivery and improving population health.
“Sustaining innovations is neither accidental nor something that can be accomplished at the very end of a grant,” explains Tanisa Adimu, an assistant project director at the Georgia Health Policy Center. “It requires thoughtful and continuous action.”
The workbook is broken into sections on
- Identifying financial resources in the local system
- Community examples of funding innovations
- Engaging with payers to create new funding streams
Each section is filled with hands-on activities and practical questions to assess readiness and capacity, apply new concepts and ideas to the local context, identify viable opportunities, and move from mindset development to action.
“This workbook is the culmination of learning from projects across the center and can provide health-oriented collaboratives, including those in rural areas, practical insights and valuable activities to both understand the flow of money in their local systems and to move to action to
sustain their health improvement efforts,” Adimu says.
Based on decades of technical assistance, the Georgia Health Policy Center developed the Sustainability Framework© to describe the fundamental characteristics and capacities associated with long-term viability and lasting community impact of community health system development work. The Financial Sustainability Workbook expands and aligns with the foundational work of the Sustainability Framework, which describes nine elements that help to position an organization or program for sustainability and focuses explicitly on funding diversification.
Access the workbook here.