News from All In: Data for Community Health
March 2017

Get the latest updates from All In: Data for Community Health, a partnership 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 - Connecting Communities and Care.
Latest News

All In National Meeting Opens Its Doors to Wider Group of Communities

Are you pursuing a multi-sector data sharing strategy in your community? If so, you may be interested in joining us for  All In's first national meeting on April 19-21 in Denver, CO, a learning forum for local collaborations across the U.S. that are improving health through multi-sector data sharing. This is an invitation-only event, so please email if you would like to learn more about how you can participate. DASH will offer travel and lodging scholarships to representatives of local collaborations that are actively planning or executing a systematic data sharing project with two or more sectors (three or more sectors preferred).

Creating Effective Training and Workflows to Improve Care Coordination

Introducing new technologies or procedures into established workflows can present many challenges, especially when an information system has several different types of users with varying roles and perspectives. To explore how communities are approaching information systems training for end users and workflow adoption in clinical and social service settings,  All In hosted a webinar featuring three local projects, who gave advice to communities in the early stages of this process. 

Take-Home Advice from Community Initiatives Improving Health & Equity

At the Communities Joined in Action conference, DASH Co-Director Peter Eckart joined other leaders of catalyst initiatives to share insights gained from experiences working to improve community health across the country. Read their perspectives on the major challenges and areas of opportunity for accelerating health equity. 

The 500 Cities Project: What's on the Horizon

The 500 Cities Project, a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation, recently released city- and census tract-level estimates for the 500 most populous U.S. cities to help stakeholders better identify, understand, and address key health issues. The DASH National Program Office attended the project's kick-off meeting and summarized key observations and implications for community-based collaborations. 

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Project Spotlights

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.

Funding Opportunities
  • NIH All of Us Research Program: Due March 24 - Apply for funding to help NIH build a diverse research cohort of partners engaged in a longitudinal, long-term research efforts to transform the understanding of factors contributing to individual health.
  • Bridging for Health: This RWJF initiative is looking for additional sites to join their cohort that are improving community health through innovations in financing. 
Upcoming Events

Conference Presentations

The All In network is presenting at the following conferences. 
  • Practical Playbook National Meeting: May 31 - June 2 in Washington, DC - All In will host a breakout session at the 2017 meeting to provide practical strategies for multi-sector community collaborations. More details to come. 
Presentation / Dissemination Opportunities
  • Advanced Data Analytics Call for Chapters: Due June 30 - Submit chapters for Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, a book focused on the use of recently developed computational techniques to analyze data in the context of health care and public health.