We work with communities to take a high-level, holistic view of how partners can work together to improve coordination, cooperation, and effectiveness. Red Star, Seven Directions, A Center for Indigenous Public Health at the University of Washington and 5 Tribal Nations in the U.S. are partners in a practice-based study of how health care delivery, public health and social services sectors work together to achieve shared goals.  

Red Star’s role is to administer small grants and work collaboratively with tribal partners to implement their 1-year cross sector alignment projects.  Red Star will provide capacity assistance, such as technical assistance, referrals to resources, short web-based training, and facilitating tribe-to-tribe sharing and learning.  We also support the study and resource development by serving in an advisory role on the project’s Tribal Technical Committee. 

Read more about how Seven Directions, A Center for Indigenous Public Health based at the University of Washington and Red Star International, Inc. were awarded a $420,000 grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in collaboration with Georgia Health Policy Center’s Aligning Systems for Health initiative.