This panel, presented at stakeholder convening, Strengthening Community-Clinical Linkages to Improve Health Outcomes, hosted by the Centers for Disease for Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), highlights opportunities and challenges related to cross-sector data sharing, as well as strategies, tools, and resources that help stakeholders overcome these challenges.
Based on learnings from 37 BUILD Health Challenge awardees over the past 3 years, this guide shares insights and information for changemakers looking to drive sustainable improvements in community health. You’ll find frameworks, resources, and more that BUILD awardees use to advance their efforts and may help inform your work as well.
Follow along in this BUILD Health Challenge case study and see how this Albuquerque, NM, based team addressed chronic disease and self-management in their community. Together, they established a multi-sector collaboration that resulted in a referral tracking system and a Mobile Farmers Market. In addition, the team implemented the Healthy Here Wellness Referral Center, an integrated chronic disease management referral system to link clinics to community resources in order to improve health outcomes.
The North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network (NCHIIN) was funded by DASH CIC-START to add new partners, sectors, mental health client summary data, and facility alerts to ACT.md, the care coordination and alerts notification system in Humboldt County, CA. As part of their CIC-START project, NCHIIN developed this document, which provides a methodology for onboarding new organizations, data streams, and sectors into the ACT.md platform. It provides a replicable method for other communities who are interested in developing guidance to onboard new organizations from sectors beyond health care (eg. human/social services, mental health/substance abuse, criminal justice, etc.) into a care coordination system to provide more holistic care for patients, especially those with complex health and social needs.
In this webinar, hosted by the HealthDoers Network, Clare Tanner, PhD, Co-Director of Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) and lead partner in All In: Data for Community Health, provided an overview of the All In capacity assessment tool, which tracks progress in the field of multi-sector data sharing.
She shared the initial results of data collection from 32 communities, described how understanding national-level trends can help guide funding and policy decisions that advance local initiatives, and explained how local collaborations can use the tool to inform their planning and self-monitoring processes.
Those seeking to advance and produce community health often struggle to finance this important work – relying primarily on grants. Some of the alternative resourcing options at their disposal are less well known and understood and each one requires some level of strategic planning, preparation, and engagement to access effectively.
This two-part webinar series covered sustainable financing, alternative payment models, and tools to help participants think about and take steps towards sustaining their multi-sector community work. Speakers discussed a range of key questions and alternative models intended to expand knowledge of, comfort level with, and capacity to take advantage of different sustainable financing options.
The webinar covered promising practices for creating a multi-sector partnership, engaging community health champions, and sharing data and connecting information systems, in hopes of uniting across communities to address the social determinants of health. Representatives from Avondale Children Thrive, a multi-sector collaboration in Cincinnati, OH, shared how they are aligning residents and partners around a common vision and set of metrics to improve maternal and child health.