The Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) articles in this issue of Preventing Chronic Disease discuss ideas, policies, and practices that can be used to produce a healthier population in the United States and globally. The articles examine three question:
In this essay, the author concludes that the issue’s articles summarize successful partnerships well. Additionally, the articles address potential challenges in creating cross-sector partnerships. The author, however, argues that the articles lack a consideration of the interrelated practices and behaviors that may prove useful across broad, diverse contexts. The essay suggests areas of further discussion and exploration.
This article is part of a special supplement of Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy.