Toolbox for Measuring Cross-Sector Alignment

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Multisector collaboratives need practical tools and metrics to assess the success of their aligning efforts. They need to know what to measure, how to measure it, how to collect and analyze reliable evidence, and share their findings in a timely and useful manner.

The Toolbox for Measuring Cross-Sector Alignment, developed by PHI’s Population Health Innovation Lab and others, provides resources for measuring aligning across sectors. The toolbox can be used by:

  • Researchers to study aligning across sectors
  • Funders to inform funding priorities and reporting requests
  • Evaluators to assess aligning efforts in cross-sector collaboratives
  • Practitioners looking for process measures of aligning to integrate into performance management

There are five main sections of the toolbox: project background, measurement overview
documents, data collection instruments, data analysis code, and additional resources.

Explore the Toolbox

Watch: A PHIL Web Discussion: Measuring Aligning Across Sectors

On February 10, 2022, the Population Health Innovation Lab held a web discussion with Daniel Lanford, Senior Research Associate at the Georgia Health Policy Center, to explore core aligning measures. Presenters discuss key learnings such as new concepts that emerged through this research and relationships discovered between components of the Framework for Aligning Sectors, and also toured the Toolbox for Measuring Cross-Sector Alignment.

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