Moving Upstream

About Moving Upstream

Moving Upstream worked to fund a pilot program focused on implementation of already existing evidence-based public health best practices in sectors other than public health. This pilot program focused on working with regional healthcare funding coalitions and the employers they work with to identify opportunities to address the Social Determinants of Health of their employees. Two coalitions were selected to participate, and each brought three participating employers each to the program.

Our Work

NNPHI partnered with The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions to serve as the lead implementor and Subject Matter Expert for this project. The National Alliance facilitated the identification and recruitment of participating coalitions and employers, designed and implemented the curriculum and TA, and produced the final report in close partnership with CDC and NNPHI project managers. Over the course of eight months, participating employers and coalitions received TA and expert support on analyzing their employee health data; identifying opportunities to address SDoH impacting their employees’ wellbeing; and designing and implementing an action plan to address one priority SDoH/area. Coalitions received funding in return for their time and involvement; funding was also provided to offset expenses related to data access and analysis for the participating employers.

Our Impact

The all-virtual pilot program concluded in Spring 2021 with participating coalitions and employers sharing outcomes and reflections on their work and its impact on better understanding how SDoH factors impact employee wellbeing and how to influence and improve these factors. Click here to read the final report.

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This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award (NOFO OT18-1802, titled Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation’s Health) totaling $301,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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