News from All In: Data for Community Health
September 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. Founding partners are the Community Health Peer Learning (CHP) Program and Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH).
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3 Ways Communities Are Sharing Data to Improve Health

As DASH documented data sharing initiatives across the U.S. through an environmental scan, three primary community health aims were revealed: 1) care coordination, 2) community health needs assessment, and 3) research and policy change. This blog shares key insights related to each aim and includes examples of initiatives that are integrating multi-sector data for these purposes. 

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Sharing Data Across Sectors for Better Complex Care

A new blog from  Camden Coalition highlights how they are working with experts in complex care across the country, including DASH and CHP projects, to build an evidence base for the treatment of complex health and social needs nationwide. Learn more about their role in working with All In to improve community capacity to address the social determinants of health through the use of data.

Connect with All In at Concordium!

Will you be at Concordium 2016? If so, we'd love to connect with you in person! If you'd like to talk with us about your work and how you can get involved in All In, reach out to Alison Rein, CHP Director, and Peter Eckart, DASH Director, who will be leading an interactive session on the emerging field of community-based multi-sector data sharing initiatives. The panel will feature lessons learned from the two All In projects - Allegheny County Health Department (DASH) and Vanderbilt University Department of Health Policy (CHP). 

California Accountable Communities for Health Awards Announced

Congratulations to the six communities that received funding through the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI), including Be There San Diego, a collaborator on the San Diego Health Connect project, a CHP Subject Matter Expert Community! Learn more about how these awardees will support multi-sector efforts to improve health outcomes. 

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Project Spotlights

This month, we're featuring two projects that are integrating data from multiple sectors to improve care coordination for complex, high-need populations.

DASH: Altair Accountable Care for People with Disabilities

Altair Accountable Care Organization (ACO), with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota as the lead member, is pioneering a new delivery model that includes "disability-competent" behavioral health providers in a Health Information Exchange. Through their DASH project, Altair ACO is enabling behavioral health providers to measure and track events in the HIE in real time so that the care team can intervene in a timely and appropriate manner.

CHP: Vermont Child Health Improvement Program, University of Vermont 

The Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) of the University of Vermont College of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics is a population-based maternal and child health services research and quality improvement program. Through its participation in CHP, VCHIP is creating an electronic shared plan of care to improve outcomes for families with children and youth with special health care needs by enhancing care coordination and system integration.


Conference Presentations

The All In network is presenting at the following conferences. View our calendar to get more details on specific sessions.
  • Concordium 2016: Sept. 12 - 13 in Arlington, VA - Join us at this AcademyHealth conference, where we will present what we are learning about connected information systems for community health.
  • National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Sept. 27 in Washington, DC - Representatives from All In are attending this national meeting to identify gaps and opportunities for using data to promote multi-sector approaches for community health.
  • APHA 2016Oct. 29 - Nov. 2 in Denver, CO - Come to our session to hear how Public Health Seattle King County (DASH grantee) and San Diego Health Connect (CHP grantee) are driving population health improvement through data sharing and collaboration.
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