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Health happens in communities.

For over two decades, we’ve worked closely with hospitals and clinics to connect people to essential resources like food, housing and transportation alongside medical care. Today, we’re working both locally and nationally to break down systemic barriers to health.

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Change takes a team effort.

We’ve been honored to work with and support many innovative and passionate organizations and individuals who work tirelessly for health equity in their communities — and we know there are many more. Learn more and join our Network of changemakers.

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Knowledge was meant to be shared.

Since 1996, we’ve learned a great deal about what works and what doesn’t – and we’re happiest when we see organizations learning from each other. Take a tour of our favorite resources for putting knowledge into action.

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How we work is as important as what we do. Our values were created by our broader community of staff, partners, volunteers and patients, and help us keep our community strong.

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News

Can Hospitals and Clinics Spread Social Health Integration Faster and Better? Results of an 18-Month Collaborative Says They Can.

We set out to explore and understand how to both improve and spread these existing pilots – operationally and financially. Two years later, we’ve reached the end of the Collaborative to Advance Social Health Integration (CASHI), a community of 21 innovative primary care teams and community partners across the country committed to increasing the number of people who have the essential resources they need to be healthy.

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Patient Perspectives on Addressing Social Needs in Primary Care Using a Screening and Resource Referral Intervention

We were honored to participate in this important study with our friends from Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, University of Washington, Clarify Health Solutions and Contra Costa Health Services. Read how a human-centered intervention not only improved patients' access to resources, but enabled them to report feeling listened to and cared for, which they perceived as noteworthy in their lives, and strengthen therapeutic relationships.

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Events

The Third Annual Community Information Exchange Summit

The CIE Summit brings together key 2-1-1, social, health, non-profit, research data, philanthropy, education, technology and government thought leaders from across the nation to engage in workshops and interactive discussions about bridging health and social service sectors to build strong and thriving communities. Plenaries and breakout sessions for the 3rd Annual CIE Summit will focus on care coordination innovations to address social determinants of health needs (housing, nutrition, employment, etc.) across populations, including families, women, children, low-income, veterans, etc. with the overall goal of advancing equity for all.

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