On April 28th, panelists from Cook County, Cleveland, and Los Angeles County shared their experiences leveraging current health and housing projects to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic facing communities. Panelists shared lessons on 1) leveraging existing relationships to promote an equity-driven response, 2) promoting the value of data sharing and community health when developing new relationships, and 3) technical and relationship-based considerations to sharing data on vulnerable communities.
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: Data for Community Health webinar featured communities that are leveraging partnerships between public health, mental health, and law enforcement agencies to share data across sectors and develop strategies that drive population health solutions.
The webinar featured two projects that are creating new linkages between health systems and food systems to better serve their communities. While promoting individual health is a primary aim, these projects are demonstrating how focusing on food security can reap benefits for the healthcare sector and the community as a whole. By forming community partnerships and data systems linking social service providers, food banks, hospitals/health systems, and other sectors, these projects are fostering environments that improve food access and ultimately lead to better health outcomes and lower costs.
The webinar featured two projects that are creating a culture of innovation in their communities by using collaborative, data-driven approaches to examine health trends at the local level and prevent negative health outcomes. These projects are led by health departments that are forming new partnerships with universities, hospitals, and community organizations to create data sharing systems that use methods like predictive analytics and hotspotting to target resources and programs more efficiently for the greatest impact.
The webinar featured two projects actively working to leverage multiple big data sets and apply advanced analytics to better identify issues, prioritize interventions and policies, and allocate resources. These collaborations, led by researchers and public health departments, are at the forefront of the movement to leverage big data to drive community health improvement.
This All In project showcase webinar features two project teams developing a system that integrates data from sectors such as medical, behavioral, social services, and education to improve care coordination for special needs populations. Children’s Comprehensive Care Clinic is working to build a customized tool while Altair is working with a health information exchange.
This All In project showcase webinar featured presentations from two project teams (Essential Access Health and HealthInfoNet) that are designing and implementing user-centered, interactive applications that leverage data from EHRs and other sources to improve the health of under-resourced populations.