This month, we're featuring two Chicago-based projects that are forming data sharing partnerships between health care and community-based organizations to improve population health outcomes.
CHP: University of Chicago Medicine (UCM)
Considered the anchor health care institution on the south side of Chicago, UCM collaborates with community partners to address critical health issues in their communities. Through their Medical Home Connection program, UCM leverages partnerships with community health centers to educate emergency department utitlizers on the value of using medical homes for ongoing care. As a part of the CHP Program, UCM is providing expertise in data integration and multi-organization collaboration.
BUILD: Health Forward/Salud Adelante
Health Forward/Salud Adelante is working to improve the health and well-being of Cook County Health and Hospital System's most vulnerable patients. By integrating legal care into health care, they are striving to reduce the negative effects of the social determinants of health on low-income residents. The project is using a data-driven approach to address barriers to health care access, facilitate attorney involvement in immigration advocacy to improve well-being, and equip the community with the tools to decrease health-harming legal issues.