Partnerships create a way forward when no clear solution exists and no single entity can claim the necessary expertise, authority, or resources to bring about change. Cross-sectoral partnerships are needed to mobilize community action and improve population health.
The Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) articles in this issue of Preventing Chronic Disease reveal compelling themes, issues and recommendations for improving population health. These include many challenges, such as how to scale up successful partnership efforts, determine if and how partnership activity can be correlated with changing health metrics, expand the use of incentives for improvement, and strengthen groups’ distributive leadership and governance.
This article is part of a special supplement of Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy.
Special Journal Issue of Preventing Chronic Disease Focuses on Community Partnerships to Improve Population Health
- 1. Challenges and Opportunities for Population Health Partnerships
- 2. Improving Public Health System Performance Through Multiorganizational Partnerships
- 3. Focusing on Solid Partnerships Across Multiple Sectors for Population Health Improvement
- 4. Multisectoral Lessons from Healthy Communities
- 5. Building Multisectoral Partnerships for Population Health and Health Equity
- 6. Multisector Partnerships in Population Health Improvement
- 7. Networks as a Type of Social Entrepreneurship to Advance Population Health
- 8. Improving Population Health
- 9. Designing Vermont's Pay-for-Population Health System
- 10. Observations and Recommendations from the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) Expert Meeting