Welcome to APHSA's blog — a dynamic platform encouraging the exchange of creative ideas and promising initiatives to strengthen the health and human services field (H/HS) and accelerate our collective impact.

Featuring content from members, partners, and staff, as well as experts from outside our field, The Catalyst focuses on what it takes to build well-being from the ground up. Organized around the six impact areas (see below) defined in APHSA’s Strategic Playbook, our goal is to spark new ideas and accelerate the spread of promising approaches that help realize our shared vision for thriving communities built on human potential.

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Children’s Health Influenced by Parents’ Work Schedules and Child Care Transitions

Modern H/HS Policy

09/2019

Learnings from MESC 2019

Learnings for Human Services from the Medicaid System Conference

Data Optimization

09/2019

admin data in HHS services podcast

Administrative Data in Health and Human Services Podcast, 3-Part Series

Data Optimization

09/2019

Health is More than Health Care

Health is More than Health Care: Tackling the Social Determinants of Health and Equity

Modern H/HS Policy

03/2019

Building Well-being from the Ground Up

Building Well-Being from the Ground Up

Productive National Narrative

06/2018

Unlocking the Power of Human Services

Unlocking the Power of Human Services to Build Strong Families and Communities

Productive National Narrative

02/2018

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Productive National Narrative

Promoting productive narratives that facilitate finding common ground and advancing solutions that are locally-adaptable and centered on the whole family.

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Modern H/HS Policy

Advancing policy at federal, state, and local levels that is human-centered; rooted in the context of what it takes to be healthy and well in a community; and focuses on achieving social and economic mobility across generations.

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Evidence-Informed Investments

Supporting a culture of evidence in health and human service organizations and generating opportunities for building and spreading services that have been shown to work.

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Data Optimization

Integrating and leveraging data while building the analytical capacity of health and human service agencies to inform sound policy and practice.

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Agile H/HS Workforce

Focused on the critical role of the workforce and enhancing the well-being and overall capacity of workers at all levels to deliver on the agency’s mission.

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Healthier Ecosystem

Creating thriving communities by understanding the enabling conditions for social and economic mobility through the lens of social determinants of health; whole family and multi-generation approaches; and Value Curve progression.

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Questions? Suggestions? Contact Jessica Garon, Director of Communications.