News from DASH and CHP
April 2016

Get the latest updates from Data Across Health Sectors (DASH) and AcademyHealth's Community Health Peer Learning Program (CHP). Together, we're joining forces to improve community health through multi-sector data sharing and collaboration.
Latest news

Announcing our Network: 'All In: Data for Community Health' 

DASH and CHP are pleased to announce the name of our network: All in: Data for Community Health. With a common goal of improving health through multi-sector data sharing and collaboration, we are co-creating a "network of networks" to share knowledge and enhance our collective impact. The All In network will establish affinity groups across our cohort of 25 projects to cultivate peer-to-peer learning opportunities for those tackling common challenges or with similar population improvement goals.

Get Answers to Your Questions About Data Sharing Projects!

What question would you most like to ask 40 community-based multi-sector data sharing initiatives? We will pick 2-4 questions to ask all of the projects from the BUILD Health Challenge, DASH, and CHP. The answers will be shared at the Practical Playbook conference and in a report sent back to you. 

Learn About Ten Projects Integrating Community and HIE Data

The ONC's Community Interoperability and Health Information Exchange (Community HIE) Program funded ten awardees to engage in a one year process to implement projects at the community level that increase the adoption, exchange, and use of HIE among specific populations. The awardees will work to foster an interoperable health system, truly linking the traditional health care system with community and social support. 

Need Help with Evaluation? Enter J-PAL's New Competition

J-PAL, a program of MIT Poverty Action Lab, is holding the Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition to find innovative health care delivery programs that would benefit from data-driven evaluation. Organizations that are chosen will receive technical assistance and funding to develop and implement a randomized evaluation.

Project spotlight

CHP: Vanderbilt University Department of Health Policy

This month, the CHP Program would like to feature one of its Participant Communities, the Vanderbilt University Department of Health Policy. An organization passionate about tackling Nashville, Tennessee's health challenges, Vanderbilt's Department of Health Policy is leading a coalition-building effort with the goal of joining key infant mortality intervention partners in Nashville to leverage existing data through the development of a data-sharing network. This infant mortality Partnership aims to help community partners improve the efficacy of their intervention strategies and decrease infant mortality in Nashville. 

Join us at these upcoming events!
  • Health Datapalooza May 8-11, 2016 in Washington, DC -  This  national conference is focused on liberating health data, and bringing together the companies, startups, academics, government agencies, and individuals with the newest and most innovative and effective uses of health data to improve patient outcomes.
  • NNHPI Annual Conference May 17-19 in New Orleans, LA -  This is the only national meeting that supports and highlights the work of the nation's public health institutes. NNPHI members lead conference programming that explores fresh concepts and strategies for supporting healthy communities at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Practical Playbook National Meeting May 22-24 in Bethesda, MD -  By bringing together key stakeholders from across sectors, this meeting will help to catalyze a national movement, accelerate collaborations by fostering skill development, and facilitate the exchange of ideas to drive population health improvement.
  • National Health and Human Services Summit May 22-25 in Arlington, VA -  This national summit will provide a robust platform to fully engage all sectors of health and human services. The workshops and sessions will encompass a diverse set of topics ranging from policy to research to state and local initiatives.
  • Concordium 2016 Sept. 21-22 in Arlington, VA -  This AcademyHealth conference brings together individuals and organizations working with big health data to integrate evidence, practice, and policy in the delivery system setting.