PRESENTATION: S4A Leaders & Grantees to Present at the 2018 Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science
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 interorganizational 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.
Multi-sector Community Networks and their Impact on Medicare Spending
Glen Mays, PhD, University of Kentucky
Assessing the Carrying Capacity of the Local Nonprofit Sector in Supporting Population Health
Danielle Varda, PhD, Trailhead Institute
Testing a Shared Governance Model for Health and Social Service Delivery in East Harlem
Luke Sleiter, MPH, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Using Longitudinal Information on Unmet Needs to Target Supports for Vulnerable Seniors
David Meltzer, MD, PhD, University of Chicago