The Public Health National Center for Innovations and the Center for Sharing Public Health Services (CSPHS),  have announced grant awards totaling nearly $1.5 million to support collaborations between governmental public health, healthcare and social services. Provided as part of the Cross-sector Innovation Initiative (CSII), the funds will advance the efforts of 10 grantees to implement innovative multisector partnerships between governmental public health, healthcare, and social service organizations, along with the engagement of their communities, with the ultimate goal of aligning the three sectors’ work to improve population health, well-being, and equity for all.

The initiative breaks new ground as it seeks to create an unprecedented effort toward achieving systems alignment between public health, healthcare and social services, supporting strategies that address both population-focused efforts and the social needs of individuals. Through their support of community-based efforts, the collaborations will elevate the focus on population health, thereby improving the health and well-being of the people they serve and the communities in which they operate.

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