This month, we're featuring two projects that are tracking performance metrics to improve population health.
CHP: Essential Access Health
Essential Access Health champions and promotes quality sexual and reproductive health care for all. As a part of the CHP Program, Essential Access Health is a subject matter expert community contributing their expertise in data aggregation, performance measurement and data dissemination. They recently released a learning guide to support population health performance management for those using electronic health data.
BUILD: The Healthy Ontario Initiative
The Healthy Ontario Initiative seeks to lower the rate at which adults are diagnosed as overweight or obese. To reduce barriers to health, the initiative developed a data platform that defines Key Performance Indicators, establishes baseline metrics, and tracks progress over time. It then created health hubs, including two city parks with community centers, two family health centers, a community garden, four places of worship, and an elementary school.