“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 collaborative activity is occurring between the health and community development sectors in the United States?
- What factors underlie successful cross-sector initiatives to improve community health?
- What obstacles prevent collaboration between health and community development organizations from occurring?
- What actions can help optimally support additional collaboration between health and community development organizations that work to improve community health?”