Innovative approaches to funding can support transformational efforts aimed at creating healthy and equitable communities. Yet communities struggle with how to find available resources, invest in shared goals together, and develop the right partnerships to make big changes happen.
Based on decades of working in community health system development and sustainability, the Georgia Health Policy Center consolidated learnings from research and practice into a set of tools that can help move communities to action.
A Guide to Funding Navigation is a suite of training and tools to help communities design and sustain equity-advancing investment. Developing these funding innovations requires the ability to see the money in the system, equity-oriented stewardship of the resources to meet community-identified priorities, and a willingness to innovate new ways to diversify funding.
A Guide to Funding Navigation will help build expertise to conceptualize, design, and financially support equity-advancing, cross-sector initiatives.
The suite of training and tools includes:
- Online, self-directed learning modules to prepare you to lead collaborative efforts to design, fund, and sustain principled investments in your community.
- The Funding Resilience: Advancing Multisector Investments for Equity interactive dashboard helps funding navigators envision how COVID-19 funds might be used for cross-sector initiatives and understand scope of recovery funds available.
- In-person workshops, facilitated by funding navigation experts at the Georgia Health Policy Center, can be tailored to help your community leaders or collaboratives develop funding navigation skills.
This suite of tools and trainings can support states, collaboratives, and local fiscal intermediaries in aligning resources and strategies across sectors, including local wellness funds, to build resilient and equitable communities.