During this All In: Data for Community Health webinar, presenters from health departments in Massachusetts and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania will present case studies about their work to de-identify and link datasets to address the opioid epidemic. Presenters will also share strategies for navigating the legal framework to collect, use, and share data across sectors to improve community health, while complying with legal and regulatory requirements and maintaining the public’s trust.
This All In webinar will feature projects addressing transportation with a multi-sector data component.
Spatial analysis can reveal geographic insights about health-related public investments that remain hidden when applying a typical non-spatial perspective. This All In webinar will feature two communities using spatial analysis of local data as a tool that informs the advancement of geographic equity and may lead to improved health and well-being of residents in all areas of a city.
Successful multi-sector data sharing hubs can leverage existing infrastructure to integrate new resources and adapt to novel use cases. This All In webinar will feature two community data warehouses that continue to evolve to support community health improvement.
Sharing data across sectors helps decision-makers better understand and address community health issues, but there are many laws to consider pertaining to the use, storage, and disclosure of data. To help lawyers and community data practitioners overcome legal challenges to data sharing, Data Across Sectors for Health and the Network for Public Health Law have developed an online collection of 100+ papers, toolkits, and other materials focused on privacy, consent, and policy documentation, hosted at Community Commons.
The Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI) Innovation Learning Community grantees spent eighteen months hard at work implementing innovations in their communities. From this community, PHNCI has been able to learn what makes an innovation work and be replicable, including leadership buy-in, cross-sector partnerships, and community engagement.