PRESENTATION: S4A Leaders and Grantees to Present at the 2018 Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science

Event Date

October 5, 2018

Session Details

Systems for Action (S4A) leadership and grantees will travel to Washington, DC, for the 2018 Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Sciences to participate on a panel that highlights findings from four studies underway through the program. Collectively, the studies profiled in this panel reveal how inter-organizational networks, governance structures, and information flows function as mechanisms for system alignment in local communities.

CS6: Aligning Health and Social Systems to Improve Population Health: The Role of Networks, Governance and Information

Social, economic, and environmental conditions strongly influence population health, but too often the services and supports designed to improve these conditions – such as housing, transportation, or financial assistance – are disconnected from the medical and public health services tasked with improving health.  Delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services operate largely in isolation from each other despite pursuing many common goals and serving overlapping populations. These systems interact in complex and often poorly understood ways through fragmented funding vehicles, information systems, governance and decision-making structures, implementation rules and strategies, and professional practices. New research is needed to untangle these interactions and test novel mechanisms for coordinating health and social services in ways that improve population health.

Event Details

Location: 
Washington, DC
United States
Event Type: 
Meeting
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