Massachusetts Convergence Partnership Planning

Dates: 2012-2013

State: Massachusetts

Client(s): Health Resources in Action

Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Health Systems Transformation

Technical Expertise: Chronic Disease Management, Community Health Coalitions, Healthy Communities

Massachusetts has brought together funders and other experts in building healthy communities into the Massachusetts Convergence Partnership. The Partnership has focused on grantmaking to cities and towns to assess needs and develop plans for improving policies and systems that support access to healthy foods, increase physical activity, and reduce health disparities.

JSI was contracted by Health Resources in Action, on behalf of the Massachusetts Convergence Partnership, to conduct an environmental scan and assist the Partnership in moving forward with defined goals and objectives, a membership and governing/operating structure, and new members at the table. JSI accomplished this through a series of key informant interviews, document reviews, and planning with the Partnership itself.