Cross-sector partnerships between health care providers and community-based organizations are essential to improving and maintaining the health of individuals and families living with complex medical and social needs.

Explore how hospitals and health systems and community-based organizations can work together to better assess and coordinate care for individuals with complex needs, driving improved outcomes.

Video Webinar Series

  • As health care providers and community-based organizations come together in more integrated models of care, starting this coordinated approach with a shared understanding of individuals’ social needs will help ensure success. This webinar explores how health care providers and community organizations are using both community- and individual-level indicators to gain a fuller understanding of patients with complex care needs — a foundational component to partnership development.

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  • Hospitals and health systems and their community partners are integrating approaches to understanding and meeting the medical and social needs of individuals and families. This webinar explores how hospitals, health systems and community-based organizations are partnering to better support patients with complex care needs, with speakers highlighting examples of successful cross-sector care delivery.

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  • To better care for individuals with complex medical and social needs, hospitals, health systems and community-based organizations services are becoming more integrated and increasing access to additional support services. This webinar provides insights into new models of care delivery and payment, and the measurement of success. Speakers discuss how hospitals and community-based organizations can work together to ensure better value and health outcomes to individuals seeking care.

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  • Local data can help tell a community’s story and align cross-sector partners, including hospitals and community-based organizations, around the most pressing health and social needs. This webinar explores the City Health Dashboard's data and discusses how local health care delivery systems have used this free online resource to better assess local health needs and pressing challenges, better target resources to areas with the largest health inequities, and accelerate health equity in clinical and community health improvement efforts.

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Bridging the Sectors: Integrating Health and Social Care

Guide

Bridging the Sectors: A Compendium of Resources

This is a curated set of action resources from leading organizations to support cross-sector partnerships serving individuals with complex medical and social needs. The compendium is organized in three sections: cross-sector partnering, societal factors and population health.

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The webinar series and compendium were produced by the American Hospital Association in partnership with the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, an initiative of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, and with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.