Third Sector receives support from Blue Shield of California Foundation

Third Sector is pleased to announce it has been awarded $247,375 to improve community health from the Blue Shield Foundation of California’s Exploring the Value of Prevention grant. Third Sector with our partner, the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI), received funding to develop financing strategies to benefit multi-sector partnerships that improve community health. This funding brings together two leading organizations in their respective fields to collaborate on the pressing need to leverage siloed public funding streams. The project is one of sixteen that has received support to focus “on creating healthier communities by exploring the value of prevention and our collective ability to bring resources, funding, knowledge, technology, and shared value to effect widescale systems transformation.”

At Third Sector, we work with government to design and implement practical solutions that help Americans facing complex life challenges. Throughout that work, Third Sector has focused on identifying and implementing innovative financial structures that help implement new models across state and local government and between public and private partners. The partnership between CACHI and Third Sector will provide a unique opportunity to identify new ways communities can leverage currently siloed public funding streams to advance short- and long-term health outcomes. By the end of the project, our goal is to provide a roadmap for communities to utilize public funding options for population health and to make tangible progress on implementing at least one new use case that could be scaled statewide.

The collaboration has the potential to accelerate population health efforts both within the scope of this grant, and beyond. This work will build the foundation and groundwork that will hopefully shape the future health landscape in California.