Collaboration between the health sector and other sectors might generate new opportunities to improve health, but we need to understand the degree to which such cross-sector collaboration occurs, whether it has positive effects, and if so, the factors that underlie successful cross-sector, health-improving initiatives.
This report by Wilder Research and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis provides new information on collaborative action to improve the health of communities across the United States. It addresses the following questions:
What makes cross-sector collaboration work? Strong leadership, mutual respect, and common goals.
On November 1, the 2013 Minnesota Healthy Communities Conference explored ways to build a healthier country by connecting the health and community development sectors. RWJF's Elaine Arkin provided remarks on the Commission's upcoming recommendations.