Miller, E., Nath, T., & Line, L. (2017). Working together toward better health outcomes. Hamilton, NJ: Partnership for Healthy Outcomes.

Year: 2017


In this report, 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. While there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach, results highlight several themes of how partnership is being implemented. The scan of the partnership landscape has also pointed to several ideas of what steps are needed – by partnerships and those funding partnerships – for the field to progress: 1) Invest in building partner relationships; 2) Consider the range of stakeholders influencing partnership effectiveness; 3) Understand the full cost of partnership; and 4) Embrace change and adaptability.

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