News from All In: Data for Community Health
November 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).
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Explaining the Value of Data Sharing: Lessons Learned

Building meaningful relationships with other sectors requires gaining buy-in from stakeholders with a value proposition that clearly states the benefits of data sharing. This is no easy task, as different entities engaged in data sharing may have quite varied aims, business models, and desired outcomes. This blog shares lessons from All In projects about making a value case.   


Now Available: Profiles of 25 All In Data Sharing Collaborations

Interested in a quick refresher of the All In sites? Check out our project profiles to for an overview of the 10 DASH projects, 10 CHP participant communities, and 5 CHP subject matter expert communities (SMEs). The profiles feature each project's activities, approach, collaborators and desired impact.   


Project Spotlights

This month, we're featuring two projects in large cities that are integrating data from multiple sectors to improve the health of high-need populations.  

DASH: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and its partners are creating a comprehensive dataset that encompasses small area health profiles that will reflect the impact of social, economic, and other factors on community health outcomes. Project analysts are geocoding and analyzing newly obtained and existing data from multiple sectors at the Neighborhood Tabulation Area (NTA) level (approximately 30,000 residents), increasing granularity to help identify and refine specific health needs. The NTA-level profiles will enable enhanced analysis, monitoring, and planning to promote the health of all New Yorkers and reduce health disparities in high-need communities.


CHP: All Chicago Making Homelessness History 

All Chicago Making Homelessness History (All Chicago) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness across Chicago. As a part of the CHP Program, All Chicago and the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health) are partnering to improve care coordination for Chicago residents who are housing insecure or homeless by integrating data from UI Health's electronic medical records with information about housing status from the Homeless Management Information System managed by All Chicago. All Chicago aims to reduce the cycle time from recognition of risk to referral to housing and services integrating rich databases that contain health and housing status data. This work will result in improved health outcomes and residential stability.


Resources

Rapid Evidence Review: Can Policies Targeting the Physical Structure of a Home Improve Health? 

This review, conducted by AcademyHealth's Translation and Dissemination Institute, found evidence on housing interventions that suggests efforts to improve a building's warmth and energy, prevent injury, reduce occupants' exposure to chemical agents, and reduce asthma triggers are associated with improvements in general health, mental health, and/or respiratory outcomes. A smaller evidence base finds improvements in health when residents of public housing move to buildings incorporating green building practices.  


Upcoming Events

Conference Presentations

The All In network is presenting at the following conference. 
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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