The Partnership for Healthy Outcomes – comprised of Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), Center for Healthcare Strategies (CHCS), and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (Alliance), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) – set out to capture and analyze the lessons emerging in this dynamic space, as organizations explore partnerships to achieve greater outcomes together than they could on their own. A national request for information (RFI) asked specifically about partnerships between healthcare organizations and CBOs. It produced a wealth of data from a wide range of partners in a wide variety of partnerships. The lessons from these partnership efforts can continue to inform the drive to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Given today’s uncertainty in the US healthcare landscape, continued research into how different types of partnerships operate is essential to foster more effective communication, coordination, collaboration,and integration, and ensure that – working together – healthcare organizations and CBOs can achieve more.
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