2017 was a big year for All In: Data for Community Health. We held our first national meeting in Denver, bringing together 250+ stakeholders to discuss strategies for improving population health through multi-sector data sharing. Two new partners joined All In, helping to expand the learning collaborative to include 60+ projects across the country. Together, we hosted several webinars, a regional meeting on health and housing, and developed new resources to document and share lessons from early innovators.
Thanks to everyone who was willing to go “All In” with us this year! We’ve summarized some of our top resources from 2017 that can help inform your work as you move forward.
Project Showcase Webinar Series
All In launched a new series of webinars highlighting insights and lessons from local collaborations sharing data across sectors to improve community health.
- Leveraging User-Centered Technology to Improve Health Outcomes: Essential Access Health and HealthInfoNet shared how they are designing and implementing user-centered, interactive applications that leverage data from EHRs and other sources to improve the health of under-resourced populations.
- Developing Data Systems for Care Coordination Using Patient-Centered Approaches: Children’s Comprehensive Care Clinic and Altair Accountable Care Organization explained how they are developing integrated data systems that include data from multiple sectors to improve care coordination for special needs populations.
- Using Big Data and Analytics to Improve Public Health: Allegheny County Health Department and Vanderbilt University Medical Center described their work to leverage big data sets and apply advanced analytics to refine identification of communities facing multiple health disparities, prioritize interventions and policies, and allocate resources.
Don’t miss our next project showcase webinar on January 10, Improving Precision in Public Health through Innovative Data Sharing Approaches, which will feature public health departments from Baltimore and Chicago working to create a culture of innovation in their communities by using collaborative, data-driven approaches to examine health trends at the local level.
Other Webinars Hosted by All In
All In also offered other webinars featuring subject-matter experts on a variety of topics related to collaborating across sectors and sharing data, including:
- Big Cities, Big Data, Big Lessons! Four Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) grantees, led by health departments, shared how they are integrating data from multiple sectors that influence health.
- Master Person Indexes: A Tool for Population Health Management: Experts shared considerations, methodologies, and tools for using and developing Master Person Indexes.
- Social Impact Bonds as a Sustainable Funding Pathway: Quantified Ventures presented about using Social Impact Bonds, a.k.a. “Pay for Success” financing to sustain program funding.
- Sustainability: ReThink Health and the Greater Detroit Area Health Council discussed strategies for sustaining data sharing collaborations over the long term.
- Training and Workflows for End Users: Community presenters shared how they are approaching information systems training for end users and workflow adoption in clinical and social service settings.
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.
- Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health: A roadmap for overcoming perceived barriers to using electronic health data for public health activities from the de Beaumont Foundation and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Coordinated Whole-Person Care that Addresses the Social Determinants of Health: A DASH brief on five communities that are developing data infrastructure to support models of coordinated care across medical and community services, orienting care around the whole person’s needs.
- Community Health Peer Learning Program (CHP) Bright Spots: A series of bright spot profiles highlighting insights from CHP communities working toward population health improvements through the expanded capture, sharing, and use of electronic health data from diverse sectors.
- Learning Guide Series on Improved Use of EHRs for Population Health: A learning guide series highlighting key lessons from CHP Subject Matter Expert communities about how collaborative data infrastructure development can help drive better care, smarter spending, and healthier communities.
- BUILD Keys to Collaboration Report: A report that details best practices and recommendations from BUILD 1.0 sites on the cultivation of successful cross-sector partnerships in public health.
- Toward Data-Driven, Cross-Sector, and Community-Led Transformation: An Environmental Scan of Select Programs: An environmental scan conducted by CHP of multi-sector initiatives improving health at the community level, many with a focus on capturing, sharing, integrating, and using data to support their work.
- Building the Business Case for Community Partnership: A white paper from the Advisory Board exploring four steps for building effective community health partnerships and highlighting lessons learned from BUILD 1.0 sites.
All In leaders wrote blogs summarizing practical lessons for communities working to share data with other sectors to improve health.
- Two-Part Blog on Data Sharing for Health: Biggest Challenges and Questions to Ask When Getting Started: All In leaders shared their experiences at the BUILD 2.0 kickoff by illuminating challenges expressed by attendees and offering a series of questions to help new data sharing collaborations.
- Measuring What Matters for Community Health Improvement: An update on the progress and challenges from All In and 100 Million Healthier Lives, two initiatives that are trying to answer a crucial question: “Whose lives are getting better because we are here?”
- The Universal Difficulty (but not Impossibility) of Sharing Data: All In founders explained the many complexities that data sharing collaborations need to overcome in order to reap the benefits.
- The Secret to a Healthier City: Sharing Data: Lessons from All In that may be useful to cities in the early stages of sharing multi-sector data to understand issues, make smarter decisions, and improve results.
- Exploring the Intersection of Clinical Data, Claims and Social Determinants of Health: A summary of promising approaches for combining social determinants of health data with traditional health care data shared at a HealthDoers event.
Stay Connected in 2018
Make sure to sign up for the All In newsletter to keep up with what’s happening 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.
Have a happy and productive 2018!