“Multi-sector partnerships play an increasingly significant role in the movement to improve health, equity, and economic prosperity. These partnerships recognize that many of our most pressing
challenges defy sector boundaries, and cannot be effectively addressed by any one institution alone.
Progress Along the Pathway to Health System Transformation: A Pulse Check on Multi-Sector Partnerships is the only survey of its kind to ask leaders across the U.S. what their partnerships do,
how they finance their work, and how their groups have been developing over time.
The inaugural Pulse Check, conducted in 2014, revealed insights into the rapidly changing frontiers addressed by multi-sector partnerships for health. This Pulse Check, conducted in 2016, refreshes our collective understanding about the state of the field, and goes further to explore developmental trends that partnerships may experience as they evolve. We studied dozens of potential momentum builders and pitfalls that could enable or impede progress. Findings also point to similarities and differences among partnerships regarding their geographic foci, memberships, priorities, sources of authority, operational infrastructures, financing, and shorter- vs. longer-term outlooks.”