Leveraging Healthy People 2030 to Build Non-Traditional Multisector Partnerships

February 06, 2024

Cover of Building Non-Traditional Public Health Multisector Partnerships ToolkitThe purpose of this toolkit is to help state and territorial health agencies (S/THAs) build and sustain partnerships with non-traditional, non-public health sectors. It focuses on how S/THAs can use Healthy People 2030 to motivate multisector collaboration, improve health outcomes, and advance health equity.

The Introduction defines multisector partnerships, describes their value to public health, and details the overarching goals of this toolkit. Using Healthy People 2030 in Non-Traditional Partnerships to Improve Public Health explains how Healthy People 2030 can serve as the bedrock for multisector collaboration, with an emphasis on how the framework’s tools and resources can address the social determinants of health. Types of Non-Public Health Sector and Non-Traditional Partnerships for Consideration details different partners to work with, opportunities for partnerships in overlapping areas, and recent examples of successful multisector partnerships improving health outcomes and advancing health equity. Foundations of Strong Partnerships demonstrates the key characteristics of effective partnerships, which include using the Health in All Policies lens and Social Determinants of Health framework. Sustainability of Partnerships provides best practices on how to keep multisector public health partnerships thriving by prioritizing flexibility, responsiveness, accountability, and engagement. 10 Best Steps for Strong Public Health Multisector Partnerships offers a succinct list of summarized action items that S/THAs can take to build and sustain multisector partnerships to improve public health. The Conclusion synthesizes the information in the toolkit and is followed by Additional Resources to use for partnership planning, implementing, evaluating, and analyzing.

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