Grant Amount: $919,759
Recipient: University of California, Los Angeles
There are numerous evidence-based interventions that affect public health but lack the resources to be fully implemented and are seen as belonging in other sectors, such as education, city planning, or child protection services. These sectors do not always understand the full potential for mutual benefit. In addition, public health officials often lack knowledge or resources to constructively engage these potential partners in advocacy.
The Win-Win Project at the Center for Health Advancement at the Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA uses econometric modeling to support multi-sectoral policy change to demonstrate health benefits and return on investment. This grant supports a survey of the top 100 local public health departments; a capacity-building workshop for selected cross-sectoral teams from large local public health departments; and additional technical assistance for these teams. Through these actions, the Win-Win Project will identify and document the capacity and training needs of the largest public health departments to foster cross-sectoral collaboration to improve public health.