August 2018                          

A monthly digest of news, events, and opportunities from All In: Data for Community Health, a learning network of communities across the country that are testing exciting new ways to transform health through multi-sector partnerships to share data
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Public Health Informatics Conference: 
Meetup, Session, and Exhibit
August 20 - 23 in Atlanta, GA

Whether you are attending the NACCHO Public Health Informatics conference or you live in the Atlanta area, this meetup will be a great opportunity to network with other All In members. Also, make sure to catch the  All In breakout session , or stop by the exhibit table for the latest.

Public Health Law Conference: Pre-Conference Workshop, Exhibit
October 4 - 6 in Phoenix, AZ

DASH and the Network for Public Health Law are co-producing a pre-conference workshop to assist participants in navigating the legal framework to collect, use, and share data across sectors. DASH is making a limited number of scholarships available to All In members for both the pre-conference workshop as well as the overall conference. This is a great opportunity for legal advisors to learn more about issues specific to multi-sector data sharing. Those interested in being considered should be a member of the online community and complete the following interest form by August 24.  Notifications will be sent starting September 4. 


Data Sharing within Cross-Sector Collaborations: Challenges and Opportunities

A new BUILD report features the five most common data challenges faced by cross-sector teams participating in BUILD, as well as reflections and solutions from the practitioners involved. Topics include HIPAA concerns, logistics of data sharing across various systems, language differences, and more.

Linking Criminal Justice, Health, and Other Datasets to Improve Care

On a recent All In webinar, DuPage County Health Department and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers shared how they are forming data sharing partnerships between public health, mental health, and law enforcement agencies to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and incarceration among individuals with mental illness. 


Connecting Hospitals and Food Pantries in Dallas

Stephanie Fenniri and Dr. Yolande Pengetnze of the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation joined the All In podcast to discuss how they are integrating data from hospitals and food pantries in Dallas, TX to improve the nutrition of patients with chronic diseases who experience food insecurity.

All In  Virtual Events

Research and Application: Measuring Social Needs and Outcomes
August 21, 2-3 p.m. ET

During this  All In webinar, Caroline Fichtenberg of SIREN will review the current landscape of assessment tools and outcomes measures for social needs. Karis Grounds of 2-1-1 San Diego will explain how they incorporated social needs assessment into their Risk Rating Scale, which helps them better serve clients while showing the impact of their services.

Data Sharing Across Sectors: Challenges and Opportunities
August 29, 2-3 p.m. ET

In this webinar, learn about top takeaways from BUILD's new data sharing report and hear what strategies teams use in the face of real-world challenges. Susan Millea of Children's Optimal Health and Kim Foreman of Environmental Health Watch will share their experiences and how they worked with their collaboration partners to tackle these barriers.

Welcome to All In: Office Hours
August 17 from 2-3 p.m. ET

New to All In and have questions about the network or the platform? Join us for "office hours," an informal, interactive "ask me anything" introduction to All In and the online community. 

Save the Date: Livestream of the All In National Meeting
September 11 - 12

All In is hosting a national meeting in Denver, CO bringing together stakeholders that are at the forefront of the movement to improve health through multi-sector partnerships to share data. Not able to attend in person? Interactive plenary sessions featuring pioneers in the field will be livestreamed during the event. Stay tuned for more details on how to participate!

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Latest Community Updates

Recent Discussion Forum Topics

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Project Spotlights

Forward, Franklin

The North Jersey Health Collaborative, a BUILD 2.0 awardee, is establishing a cross-sector resident and organizational partnership to create the first neighborhood level database and set of local indicators for Franklin, NJ. 

Testing Implementation of Foundational Public Health Services (FPHS)

With funding from PHNCI, the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments is advancing planning, piloting, and documenting the evolution of the FPHS model in Kansas, as well as evaluating the use of cross-jurisdictional sharing for specific FPHS components. 

All In Shout Outs

Report: Getting to Interoperability in Health and Human Services

Several All In members contributed to this new environmental scan from AcademyHealth, which highlights technical documents and toolkits that promote interoperability and provide guidance about how to share and integrate information from different sources. 

PHNCI Awards Grants to Test Replication of Universal Community Planning Tool in Health Departments

With support from RWJF, PHNCI has awarded grants to five health departments to test the  Universal Community Planning Tool developed by Garrett County Health Department. The tool helps improve health equity by engaging residents in health improvement planning. 

Building Bridges to Health through Partnerships with Higher Education

Last year, Building Bridges to Health, a NJHI awardee, finalized its Blueprint for Action to integrate health and equity in local decision-making in two New Jersey towns. Now, the team is exploring ways to improve the walking and bicycling environments.

Three Projects Receive Inaugural State and Local Innovation Prize

The Chicago Childhood Lead Paint Data-Sharing Project, a former DASH awardee, recently won the State and Local Innovation Prize. This case study tells the story of the problems they solved, the inspiration behind their work, and the opportunities for innovation they uncovered.


Funding / Technical Assistance Opportunities
  • ONC LEAP in Health Information TechnologyDue August 17 - The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is creating a $2 million grant fund for innovative projects that provide solutions to interoperability challenges in health care.
  • Systems for ActionDue October 10 - This RWJF program funds research that rigorously tests new ways of connecting the nation's fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. 
  • Evidence for ActionOngoing - RWJF is funding research examining the health impacts of programmatic or policy interventions that address factors outside the domain of health care services or public health practice.
Presentation Opportunities
  • All In Project Showcase Webinar Series Ongoing  All In  is seeking applications for our project showcase webinar series, which features community collaborations sharing multi-sector data to address the social determinants of health. 

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