News from All In: Data for Community Health
December 2016

Get the latest updates from All in: Data for Community Health, a partnership dedicated to building a data movement that empowers communities to address the social determinants of health. All In partners include the Community Health Peer Learning (CHP) Program, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), the BUILD Health Challenge, and the Colorado Health Foundation (TCHF).
Latest News

Building Healthier Environments Through Data 

To highlight data-driven collaborations that are creating healthier environments where people live, learn, work, and play, All In wrote two blog posts for Build Healthy Places Network's Expert Insights. The first post profiles four local projects engaged in this work and the second shares key insights for those in the early stages of multi-sector data sharing.    

Read blog 1  |  Read blog 2

The BUILD Health Challenge Joins All In!

All In is pleased to welcome the BUILD Health Challenge into its network of networks. The BUILD Health Challenge is a funder collaborative that encourages communities to build meaningful partnerships among hospitals and health systems, community-based organizations, their local health department and other organizations to improve the overall health of local residents. BUILD Health communities are implementing bold, upstream, integrated, local, data-driven solutions aimed at influencing the social determinants of health. For information about the first 18 funded sites and to learn more about becoming one of the next BUILD Health Challenge communities, visit  

Liberating Data at the 2017 Health Datapalooza

Health Datapalooza brings data to life in ways that matter in health and health care. Conceived as part of a public/private movement to liberate and use health data, Health Datapalooza continues its tradition of engaging patient and consumer voices and bringing national and international leaders from the C-levels of business and government together for engaging discussions that improve health and health care and drive market value. Secure your spot now for a chance to grow your network, build relationships with prospective collaborators, and learn from experts with real world experience using data to improve health and health care.

Project Spotlights

This month, we're featuring two projects that are fostering multi-sector partnerships to better coordinate social and medical services for high-risk patients. 

CHP: University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

As a part of the CHP Program, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (UH Rainbow) is implementing the Integrated Data Evaluating Asthma Risk in ChildHood (IDEA RICH) initiative. IDEA RICH is integrating clinical health system data with a longitudinal database of community factors.This vision is to make analysis of these data available to a community partnership in order to collaboratively reduce the impact (burden) of childhood asthma among children to whom UH Rainbow provides primary care in specified low income neighborhoods in Cleveland. IDEA RICH intends to build partnerships that prove foundational for future health improvement activities.The use of nuanced contextual data and the inclusion of a variety of sectors, including health care, public health, housing, social services, environment, and criminal justice offer hope to create a culture of informed accountability to enhance the health and health care for vulnerable populations of children in Cleveland. 

DASH: Maine Data Across Sectors for Health

Through DASH, HealthInfoNet is creating a care management system that integrates health care and social services data to help providers better understand the needs of patients. HealthInfoNet is leveraging the state health information exchange (HIE) to integrate electronic health record data from three critical access hospitals and seven federally qualified health centers with data on social factors like housing, medical transportation, and child services from two community action agencies. Once organizations are connected to the state HIE, care managers will be able leverage HealthInfoNet's predictive analytics system to identify the most complex, high-need patients and intervene appropriately.

Funding Opportunities

The BUILD Health Challenge

The BUILD Health Challenge just announced their next wave of funding opportunities. With five new funders this year, BUILD is scaling its upstream approach to broaden impact. In addition to funding, awardees will gain access to a robust array of coaching and support services including, but not limited to, web-conferences, learning labs, coaching, training, communications, and evaluation support.

Bridging for Health

Collaboratives across the nation are making bold strides to improve the health of their communities. Are you part of one?  Share your experience! This fall, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Bridging for Health initiative is looking for additional sites to join their cohort that are improving community health through innovations in financing. Complete an interest form to determine if your collaboration is a good fit.    

Upcoming Events

Conference Presentations
  • Health Data for City Leaders: December 6 @ 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET - Join All In leaders, DASH grantee Public Health - Seattle & King County, and Community Commons to discuss how cities can use data more efficiently to improve community health. Presenters will share data tools and resources to support efforts to build a Culture of Health.
Calls for Abstracts
  • SSIR Data Conference: The Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Society and Do Good Data are hosting an annual gathering of individuals and organizations using data to revolutionize the social sector.
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