The TEAM was created by researchers at the Georgia Health Policy Center as a part of the Aligning Systems for Health project, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The structure of the TEAM was decided in partnership with the Aligning Systems for Health Technical Advisory Committee, which was composed of 10 experts with a wide range of backgrounds in health care, public health, and social services. The contents of the TEAM were derived from many sources, including:
- Research papers published by the Georgia Health Policy Center as part of the Aligning Systems for Health project.
- Peer-reviewed research and white papers developed outside the Georgia Health Policy Center by researchers and practitioners with experience in cross-sector collaboratives.
- Interviews and focus groups conducted with leaders from marginalized communities in Atlanta and several other cities in the southern and western United States.
- Ongoing conversations with research and practice partners connected to the broader Aligning Systems for Health project, people and organizations networked with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, other Georgia Health Policy Center partners, and people engaged in aligning efforts across the United States.
The contents of the original TEAM were curated by a team of researchers at the Georgia Health Policy Center focused on collectively identifying ways to help people concretely understand and learn about cross-sector collaboration through the lens of the Framework for Aligning Sectors. The next iteration of the TEAM will include contributions from its users.