All In: Data for Community Health 2021 National Virtual Meeting

All In: Data for Community Health 2021 National Virtual Meeting
November 8 – 10, 2021
Call for Proposals: due June 25, 2021

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Session Proposal Details and Questions
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About the Meeting

November 8 – 10, 2021: half day schedules – starting afternoon Eastern/morning Pacific

The All In: Data for Community Health National Meeting brings together a diverse group of people from public health, community-based social service, healthcare, national organizations, and other groups at the nexus of working across sectors to leverage data to improve community health. We are excited to highlight inspirational keynote speakers and sessions co-led by practitioners working alongside community members who will share their stories, tools, and lessons. We invite you to share your experiences as they relate to equity and inclusion in multi-sector community-based data sharing projects focused on promoting health and well-being.

The 2021 National Meeting themes are:

  • Day 1, November 8: Unpacking the role of data sharing to address racial justice and health equity.
  • Day 2, November 9: Community leadership for sharing, using, and owning data.
  • Day 3, November 10: Elevating policies and systems levers that facilitate data sharing, avoid unintended consequences, and protect data to drive health equity.

Call for Proposals

All In is seeking proposals from applicants who are actively engaged in multi-sector collaborations of organizations, community members, local and state government agencies, and other stakeholders working together to improve health and well-being through data sharing. We are especially interested in projects that address the meeting’s themes including centering racial equity, navigating the spectrum of community engagement, and focusing on policy change. We seek examples of innovative models, strategies, successes, failures, mixed results, and lessons learned that meeting participants can apply to transform their own communities. Content should focus on strategies, approaches, and lessons related to specific aspects of a project, such as the partnership, data system, data governance and culture, analysis methodologies, interventions, and policy and systems change opportunities. Speakers may also wish to highlight how COVID-19 has impacted their approach. 

Eligibility 

  • Applicants must be actively engaged in a multi-sector collaborative or data sharing project. 
  • Proposals from for-profit companies and vendors will not be considered unless the session features a practitioner who will share their collaboration needs and demonstrate how they apply the tool or application in their community. 
  • We strongly encourage presenters to sign up for a free All In Online Community Member Profile at the time of submission. Visit the online community web page for instructions. We hope you find this overview document helpful. 

Submission Timeline

  • May 12, 2021 – Call for proposals released
  • June 25, 2021; 11:59 PM ET – Proposals due
  • July 7, 2021 – Meeting registration opens
  • July 16, 2021 – Proposal selections announced
  • September/October 2021 – Session preparation calls with selected applicants and moderators
  • November 8-10, 2021 – All In National Virtual Meeting

Speakers

Session proposals should include:

  • Two speakers that work together as part of the same collaboration and that represent different organizations and/or sectors. Ideally, one speaker should represent a community-based organization. 
  • All submissions for day 2: community leadership for sharing and using data, are required to include a third community representative speaker. 
    • Submissions for the day 1 and day 3 theme are strongly encouraged to include a third community member speaker, but this is not required. 
    • All community member speakers will receive a stipend, as noted below by All In, and we encourage groups to also compensate members for the time spent preparing for their presentations. 

We strongly encourage all applicants to submit proposals from a set of speakers that have diverse backgrounds and perspectives in regards to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, professional experience, etc. 

In an effort to make the All In National Meeting more accessible we are: 

  • Providing complementary registration to all speakers (fee waived)
  • Providing a stipend of $200 to speakers who are community members or people with lived experience and expertise in recognition of their time investment that is not compensated through a salary or hourly wage. 

If selected, all speakers are encouraged to participate in the following activities designed to help prepare presenters:  

  • Meet submission deadlines (required)
  • Participate in a prep call to discuss content as it aligns with the theme and learn how to use the virtual meeting platform (encouraged) 
  • Participate in the entirety of the National Meeting to foster a peer learning community that will help us all go farther together (encouraged)

Session Types

We have two session types for submissions:

  • 60-minute Traditional Breakout – 40 minute presentation (time split between speakers), 20 minute question and answer. These sessions will spotlight multiple perspectives from presenters working together through 1) a case study approach highlighting challenges overcome and areas of impact OR 2) focus on how-to “nuts and bolts” on a particular aspect of the work. 
  • 60-minute Roundtable Breakout – 10-15 minute presentation of tool, framing of a topic or idea crowdsourcing, with 45-50 minute facilitated discussion. These sessions will give attendees a chance to learn about a low cost or free tool (e.g., for data analysis and visualization, stakeholder analysis, data ecosystem mapping, etc.) or data system that they can adapt and use in their own community.

Submitters will be asked to select: 

  • One day/theme that is best suited for their session and 
  • Up to four topics from the list below that the session will address. 

Topics

The topics below are examples of what we’re looking for in this year’s sessions.

  • Alignment: Examples and models for public health, health care and social services working together, with community, through shared purpose, data, governance and financing infrastructure that incorporate community voice and leadership and share decision making.
  • Civic Data Literacy: Human-centered design, community-based participatory processes, translating data to action, creating shared measures and outcomes.
  • Community Engagement: Examples of co-creation with people who have lived experience and expertise; demonstrate the value added, share how they contribute to planning, designing, data collection, dissemination, etc.
  • Current and Pressing Population Health Issues: Inequities in Black infant and maternal health, rural perspectives, opioid and substance use, issues impacting children and youth and individuals with complex social and health needs.
  • Data Analysis and Visualization: Demos of systems or data workflows in action with care coordination platforms, community indicator dashboards, electronic medical records and health information exchanges; community information exchange, mapping/GIS tools.
  • Data Integration: Strategies to break down data silos and increase interoperability and access and use across agencies; leveraging policies that support data integration and center communities’ needs; use of tools like Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
  • Legal and Regulatory Pathways: State guidance to support data sharing; navigating federal regulations such as HIPAA and FERPA, exploring unintended consequences, obtaining informed client consent, developing data sharing agreements.
  • Managed Care Organization Contracting: Examples of states encouraging collaboration with community-based organizations through Managed Care Organization (MCO) contracts.
  • Operationalizing Equity: Efforts that actively work to address the impacts of oppression based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and class in the public health sector’s undoing of racist structures.
  • Policy Change: Advancing changes in federal/state/local legislative policy, or changing an organization’s rules, regulations, priorities, or policies/procedures.  
  • State- and Federally-Supported Health Transformation Programs: Efforts supported by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Accountable Communities of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, etc.
  • State and Local Partnerships: Examples of community-level data driving integration and informing state policy; states sharing data that is needed by communities. 
  • Systems Change: Examples that address the root causes of systemic racism and oppression or demonstrate how change is operationalized within and across different organizations.
  • Transforming Power: Examples of initiatives that are working to transform power dynamics, and develop community leadership to advance the collaborative’s goals.
  • Other: Opportunity to describe in application

Past Content/Helpful Information for you to prepare your Proposal

Before submitting your proposal, we encourage you to please review the materials and recordings from last year’s All In National Virtual Meeting to learn more about the types of topics we’ve covered in the past. This information will show you session titles, speakers, learning objectives, and descriptions. Please see these past All In National Meeting brochures for examples of titles and descriptions: 2020, 2019, and 2018

Submission Details & Instructions

  • Please submit your proposal via this online portal by 11:59 p.m. ET June 25, 2021. If you need assistance submitting your proposal, please email ainmhelp@gmail.com with the subject line: Proposal Submission Assistance
  • Review the submission questions ahead of time here.  
  • The author who creates a submission and is the first person listed is the proposal submitter. The submitter is the main point of contact for the submission and receives all communications from the Conference Planning Committee.
  • You will need to create an account to submit a proposal. From the online portal, click on the Log In tab and then click on Need to create an account?. You will be asked to enter your first and last name, e-mail address, and a password. Click Create to complete this process and then click Submit Proposal to begin your submission.

Review Criteria

Eligible applications will be reviewed and selected based on the following criteria:

  • Inclusion & Belonging:  Priority will be given to applicants who include projects and examples where there is strong demonstration of inclusion and partnership with community members with lived experience and expertise in efforts to improve health and well-being in your community. In addition, presentations that showcase community collaborations that address racial injustice, draw on lived and learned experience, and have lessons to share about shifting power to community members will be given priority.
  • Speaker Diversity: We are interested in learning from people of all backgrounds, areas of expertise, and professional levels. Applicants are encouraged to co-create the proposal with community members and submit proposals with speakers of diverse backgrounds and perspectives (race/ethnicity, gender/gender identity, geography, professional experience, etc.). Extra consideration will be given to proposals submitted from sectors not traditionally included in public health but that directly impact public health such as: community-based organizations, social service, transportation, education, early childhood, housing, urban planning, criminal justice, and child welfare, in order to diversify the perspectives being shared.
  • Applicability & Specificity: We encourage submissions that include practical lessons learned, are framed in consideration of a variety of participants and experiences, focus on specific aspects of project work, and framed through a trauma informed lens.
  • Action Oriented: We are interested in submissions that demonstrate actionable recommendations and next steps that support advancing attendees’ multi-sector data sharing community work, partnerships, data systems, methodologies, intervention strategy, etc., and are people-centered and equitable.

Key Terms

Multi-sector: Multi-organizational arrangements engaged in ongoing and systematized operations, working across boundaries to solve problems that cannot be solved – or easily solved – by individual institutions acting alone. A collaboration can be either an existing multi-organization partnership with a shared venture, or a stand-alone entity which operates for or on behalf of community collaborations.

Collaboration: Intentional collaborations working across boundaries and in multi-organizational arrangements, typically including health care delivery, governmental public health, and personal health and wellness. Sectors “beyond” these traditional health sectors include, but are not limited to, social services, housing, education, transportation, community safety, community development, the physical environment, and business/employers. These sectors are representative of the social determinants of health, and their inclusion deepens understanding of the health of communities, and provides additional and optimal avenues for action.

Data Sharing: This includes both shared data and connected information systems. Health data is derived from a wide range of sources and includes raw data, aggregate data, summary data, and reference data. Data that is interpreted, analyzed and properly displayed can become information that people use to inform meaningful actions that help improve individual and community health. Connected information systems include, but are not limited to, health information exchange, bilateral data bridges, shared access to a data warehouse, or integrated data from multiple sectors with a community in common.

Racial Equity: As defined by Racial Equity Tools is “the condition that would be achieved if one’s racial identity no longer predicted, in a statistical sense, how one fares. When we use the term, we are thinking about racial equity as one part of racial justice, and thus we also include work to address root causes of inequities, not just their manifestation. This includes elimination of policies, practices, attitudes, and cultural messages that reinforce differential outcomes by race or fail to eliminate them.”

Lived Experience and Expertise: This refers to how a person is treated, set against standards (imposed by someone else) and affects the opportunities that are available to a person and environmental exposures, based on a social determinant. People with lived experience can include: community residents, program participants, patients or the persons who directly experience the conditions being addressed by your partnership. (Shared by Shavon Bradley from REACH Beyond Solutions LLC)

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