AIR looks beyond the traditional healthcare system for solutions and understands how housing, food security, transportation, education, and safe environments shape the health of people and communities. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AIR is exploring measurement as a catalyst for alignment across the healthcare, public health, and social service sectors. This work will focus on the key question: What features of measurement drive alignment across sectors for community well-being?
Research activities include working with a steering committee to identify and review existing cross-sector alignment efforts and develop use cases illustrating how measurement can foster alignment; engaging community members in conversations about their priorities and values; and convening stakeholders across sectors to develop guiding principles for using measurement to drive cross-sector alignment that advances health equity.
The COVID-19 pandemic has so over-burdened critical infrastructures that there is a need to understand how community-based organizations (CBOs) and related groups serve their communities, what data or information they use as part of that work, and how they work with partners. This work comes at a critical time when systemic racial inequity is being laid bare again, further emphasizing the important role of CBOs in navigating systems to support their communities.
To assess this impact, AIR and the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) have developed a four-week survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on CBOs.
The survey closed to responses in July 2020. We will share aggregate results in Fall 2020 through a webinar as part of continued efforts by CCPH and AIR to better understand the impact of COVID-19.