As our initiative grows, so does the need for continued learning and engagement. We want to deepen our understanding of community experience and what residents want to see changed in the safety net. We seek new ideas from other communities across the country and engage providers in meaningful conversation about what's working- and what isn't. Our journey is a commitment to continual learning.
HealthSpark has a longstanding history of partnering with the community on Commissioned Research projects to support the health of the safety net. These projects allow us to engage external researchers and topic experts, as well as local practitioners and persons with lived expertise, to dig deep into policy issues. Past research has included work on racial equity, food pantry best practices, health insurance expansion in PA, seniors, and homelessness prevention.
We plan on announcing our 2020 research project by the summer. Check back here or subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated.
Have an idea for a research project that will enhance the resiliency of the safety net system? We're always exploring new ideas and are interested in pursuing projects that are meaningful to the community. Email Emma or Russ to share your idea for commissioned research.