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Federal Recovery Funds for Community Health: Advancing Equity and Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships
October 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am
Trillions of dollars are flowing into states and communities across the country through multiple federal investments as part of the implementation of:
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
- Additional FY 2021 appropriations
Designed to bolster public health capacity, stimulate economic recovery, and reduce inequities, these funds represent an unprecedented opportunity to invest in transformative change. Yet, many states and communities may not have the familiarity to develop complex strategic, cross-sector plans or capacity to distribute the large amounts of money headed their way. One way nonprofit human services organizations can leverage their experience and commitment to the communities and populations they serve is through public-private partnerships that support the distribution of resources to ensure that funds are allocated equitably, yield meaningful improvement in community health, and pave the way for future advancement of the ensures sustainable change and resilient communities.
During this webinar, Glenn Landers, Director of Health Systems of the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University, and Jeffrey Levi, Professor of Health Management & Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, will share insights on the scale, scope, and distribution of federal COVID-19 funding. They will explore how states are seeking to inform, influence, and facilitate forward-thinking investment decisions.
Drs. Landers and Levi are collaborators on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported Aligning in Crisis initiative. This overview is intended to help community-based organizations understand the different types of funding streams that can advance opportunities and engage the four principles for resilient and equitable recovery.
What You’ll Take Away
- Community capacity gaps that human services organizations can fill
- Strategies and tactics that structure support in fair and equitable ways
- Types of relationships to consider with community sites, such as adviser, technical assistance, convener, or fiscal agent
- Resources that can support capacity building for community leadership
Who Should Attend
- Policy staff
- Program managers
- Fund development/grant writers
Director of Health Systems
Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University
Professor of Health Management & Policy
Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University