What an amazing year for All In: Data for Community Health! With the addition of two new partners and participation from a growing number early innovators interested in connecting with their peers across the country, the learning network was expanded to include 1,000+ individuals representing over 150 community collaborations.
The second annual All In National Meeting brought together 250+ stakeholders to discuss data-driven strategies for improving population health. Throughout the year, All In hosted several technical assistance webinars, launched a new podcast featuring insights from local leaders, provided scholarship opportunities for in-person events, and developed new resources to document and share lessons from those at the forefront of the movement to improve community health through multi-sector data sharing.
Thanks for another exciting, productive, and inspiring year! We’ve summarized some of our top resources from 2018 that can help inform your work as you move forward.
Project Showcase Webinar Series
All In continued this popular webinar series, which highlights insights and lessons from local collaborations sharing data across sectors to improve community health.
- Improving Precision in Public Health through Innovative Data Sharing Approaches: Public health departments in Chicago and Baltimore shared how they are creating a culture of innovation in their communities using collaborative, data-driven approaches.
- Food for Health: Improving Community Health by Addressing Food Insecurity: Two Texas-based collaborations described how they are creating new linkages between health systems and food systems to better serve their communities.
- Innovative Strategies for Engaging Residents in Community Health Improvement Planning: Representatives from King County, WA and Garrett County, MD reflected on how they developed and tailored processes and strategies for engaging residents in community health improvement planning.
- Employing Health Information Exchanges (HIE) to Address the Social Determinants of Health: Three communities explained how they are leveraging the data and technical infrastructure of HIEs to facilitate integration of social determinants of health with clinical data to drive solutions to community health challenges.
- Empowering Cross-sector Data Sharing to Improve Health and Public Safety: Collaborations in Dupage County, IL and Camden, NJ detailed how they are leveraging partnerships between public health, mental health, and law enforcement agencies to share data across sectors.
Subject Matter Expert Webinars
All In also offered other webinars featuring subject-matter experts on a variety of topics related to collaborating across sectors and sharing data.
- Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health: Experts from Johns Hopkins University and the Network for Public Health Law discussed the legal underpinnings of data sharing between health systems and public health departments.
- Going All In to Improve Health through Multi-sector Collaboration and Systematic Data Sharing: Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) and County Health Rankings & Roadmaps dug into promising practices and challenges related to sharing data and connecting information systems to address the social determinants of health.
- Effectively Stewarding Multi-Sector Partners for Health System Transformation: ReThink Health offered insights from their research and fieldwork about the conditions under which health system transformation can occur.
- Research and Application: Measuring Social Needs and Outcomes: SIREN reviewed the current landscape of assessment tools and outcomes measures for social needs and 2-1-1 San Diego explained how they incorporated social needs assessment into their Risk Rating Scale.
- Data Sharing Across Sectors: Challenges and Opportunities: The BUILD Health Challenge shared top takeaways from their data sharing report outlining strategies teams use in the face of real-world challenges—and two collaborations shared how they tackled these barriers.
- Sustainably Financing Community Health: Speakers from ReThink Health, Quantified Ventures, and the Center for Community Investment covered sustainable financing, alternative payment models, and tools for taking steps towards sustaining multi-sector community work (Register for part 2 of this series on Jan. 15).
All In partners and funders developed several publications on multi-sector data sharing to broaden our understanding of the environment and disseminate promising practices from our funded communities.
- How Hospitals and Health Systems Can Move Upstream to Improve Community Health: A report from de Beaumont Foundation and BUILD that examines how hospitals and health systems can improve their community engagement work by fostering cross-sector partnerships.
- Transforming Public Health Systems: 21st Century States: A report detailing the progress of a learning community supported by the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI) that aims to test and implement the systems transformations required to ensure health equity.
- Health Care Data 101: A DASH informational guide that serves as a starting point for non-health sector professionals who want to further investigate and leverage the health care data available in their local communities.
- Bright Spots in Sharing Data for Community Health: A series of DASH bright spot profiles highlighting specific aspects of projects that made them successful in building multi-sector data sharing collaborations to improve health.
- Public Health Innovation Playbook: An interactive website launched by PHNCI to help health organizations succeed in their innovation journeys.
- BUILD Case Study Series: Case studies on Healthy Homes Des Moines’ efforts to treat asthma with healthy housing and the Harris County BUILD Health Partnership’s work to restructure their local food system to make it healthy, sustainable, and community-supported.
- Data Sharing within Cross-Sector Collaborations: Challenges and Opportunities: A BUILD report featuring the five most common data challenges faced by cross-sector teams participating in BUILD, as well as reflections and solutions from the practitioners involved.
- Unlocking the Value of Data Sharing Series: A series of DASH papers that provide a framework for reaching out to stakeholders from other sectors to discuss the value of sharing data, including short sector-specific papers.
- Data Sharing and the Law: Proceedings from a Deep Dive workshop at the All In National Meeting, led by the Network for Public Health Law, that explored that how policies and regulations like HIPAA, FERPA, and 42 CFR Part 2 impact consent.
- Building a Strong Foundation of Public Health Infrastructure (FPHS): A suite of materials released by PHNCI to communicate the importance of building a strong public health infrastructure to support FPHS implementation.
All In launched a new podcast featuring discussions with local leaders involved in data sharing collaborations about their challenges, secrets to success, and lessons learned.
- Designing a Family-Centered Care Plan for Children with Special Needs in Austin, TX: Dr. Susan Millea and Dr. Rahel Berhane described a patient-controlled common technology platform that improves care coordination for families of children with medical and behavioral complexity.
- A Shared Definition of Measuring Health Equity in Ontario, CA: Evette De Luca discussed how Partners for Better Health is leveraging multi-sector partnerships to create a shared definition and action plan for health equity related to the causes and drivers of obesity.
- Integrating Data to Ensure “All Children Thrive” in Cincinnati, OH: Dr. Andy Beck, a pediatrician at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, discussed a project that is addressing disparities in hospital bed days for kids with asthma and respiratory issues.
- Connecting Hospitals and Food Pantries in Dallas, TX: Stephanie Fenniri and Yolande Pengetnze explained how the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation is connecting hospitals and food pantries to help clients manage their chronic conditions.
- An Equitable Approach to Community Health Planning in Garrett County, MD: Shelley Argabrite told the story of how a digital platform developed by Garrett County Health Department has transformed the way they engage hard-to-reach rural residents in community health planning.
- Capturing the Community Voices Behind the Data in Denver, CO: Jodi Hardin from Civic Canopy / East5ide Unified shared advice for how to design a data-driven decision-making process that harnesses community perspectives so collaborations can move from talk to action.
- Partnering with Residents to Improve Asthma through Housing in Greensboro, NC: Josie Williams reflected on how the BUILD Collaborative Cottage Grove project is fostering resident-led efforts to improve poor housing conditions that are leading to asthma-related emergency department visits.
- Coordinating Health and Social Services in San Diego, CA: Karis Grounds of 2-1-1 San Diego shared how the Community Information Exchange technology platform is connecting health and social service providers to deliver patient-centered care.
- Public Health Innovation: What is It and How Can It Be Achieved? Jessica Fisher explained how PHNCI is working to make innovation a useful tool for public health departments rather than a buzzword.
- How Can Neighborhood-Level Data Improve Health and Equity? Leah Hendey of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership provided advice and examples for how neighborhood-level data can be used to understand and address issues of health equity.
Stay Connected in 2019
Make sure to sign up for the All In newsletter to stay informed as we move forward. You can also join the All In online community to connect with other professionals working to improve community health through multi-sector data sharing and collaboration.
Looking for even more All In resources? Check out our Top Resources from 2017.
Have a happy and healthy new year!