News from  All In: Data for Community Health
October 2017

All In: Data for Community Health is a learning collaborative that helps communities build capacity to address the social determinants of health through multi-sector data sharing. All In partners include the Community Health Peer Learning (CHP) Program, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), the BUILD Health Challenge, the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), and the Colorado Health Foundation - Connecting Communities and Care.

Data Sharing for Health: Biggest Challenges and Questions to Ask When Getting Started

All In leaders recently attended the BUILD 2.0 kickoff and shared their experiences in a two-part blog series.The first blog illuminates challenges to sharing data expressed by attendees, and the second blog offers a frame of mind and a series of questions to help new data sharing collaborations get started.
Read part 1: Challenges  |  Read part 2: Questions to ask

Public Health National Center for Innovations Joins All In!

All In is pleased to welcome the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI) in to its network of networks! PHNCI, a division of the Public Health Accreditation Board, identifies, implements, and spreads innovations in public health practice to help meet the health challenges of the 21st century in communities nationwide. At the core of PHNCI's work are learning communities comprised of statewide coalitions, health departments, and other agencies implementing the systems transformations and innovations to improve health. 

All In Webinar: Using Big Data and Analytics to Improve Public Health

The next webinar in All In's project showcase series will feature two projects actively working to leverage multiple big data sets and apply advanced analytics to better identify issues, prioritize interventions and policies, and allocate resources. These collaborations are led by researchers and public health departments are at the forefront of the movement to leverage big data to drive community health improvement.

Using Electronic Health Record Data to Improve Community Health

In this All In blog, Bree Allen of the Minnesota Department of Health  shares key lessons from their new Connecting Communities with Data toolkit, a practical guide for using electronic health record data to support community health. The toolkit features three pioneering collaborations in Minnesota using EHR and public health data to improve health.

All In Shout Outs

Design Thinking for Analytic Tools in Public Health

In this blog, University of Chicago, a PHNCI grantee, shares how they are using design thinking to develop better user experiences and web interfaces for presenting analytic results in public health.

How a Texas Innovation Hub is Eliminating Disparities in Health

An article in Becker's Hospital Review describes how the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, a DASH grantee, is connecting health care and social services organizations to streamline care coordination and address social determinants of health. 

New Funding Awards Signal Promise for Future of Data-Driven, Multisector Efforts to Improve Community Health

This blog by Alison Rein of AcademyHealth shares how the Louisiana Public Health Institute and North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network are building on the last two years as part of the CHP Program and tackling new challenges with new funding.

Podcast: Linking Data While Working Within Privacy Laws

A Gov Innovator podcast featured the efforts of DASH project partner Allegheny County Department of Human Services to link multi-sector data across programs and providers, given what often seems like insurmountable privacy laws that can make data sharing difficult.  

A Funder Collaborative Goes Local to Address the Roots of Health

An article in Inside Philanthropy describes how the next round of BUILD grantees are tackling health challenges facing 19 low-income neighborhoods across a dozen states, and what the funder collaborative is doing to support them. 

Mike Fried Recognized for His Work in Public Health Innovation

Congratulations to Mike Fried, DASH Project Director of the Baltimore Falls Reduction Initiative Engaging Neighborhoods and Data, for being recognized as a 2017 VIP by the Daily Record! Read about his work to improve information technology infrastructure in Baltimore.

Project Spotlight

Avondale Children Thrive

This collaborative, a BUILD 2.0 awardee, is addressing the social determinants of children's health in Cinncinati's Avondale neighborhood. Partners seek to create an environment in which Avondale children, aged zero to six, are able to thrive related to a variety of factors, such as education, community engagement, safety, employment, and health. 

Funding Opportunities
  • Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care: Due October 13 - RWJF is funding empirical research studies to better understand how to build trust and mutual respect to meet vulnerable patients' health care needs. Proposals should generate findings that will have broad application across health systems.
  • Sustainably Integrating Health Considerations into Systems and Policies: Due October 16 - The Health Impact Project will select at least four partners to carry out initiatives over a maximum of 18 months to sustainably integrate health considerations into systems or policies and receive funding of up to $45,000 to support their efforts.
  • RWJF Culture of Health Prize: Due November 3 - This prize recognizes communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments that will enable everyone, especially those facing the greatest barriers to good health, the opportunity to live well. 
Upcoming Events

Conference Presentations
  • APHA Annual Meeting: November 4 - 8 in Atlanta, GA - During an All In session, four local health departments will discuss how they are accessing, analyzing and leveraging big data to address public health priorities. 
  • Putting Care at the Center Conference: November 15 - 17 in Los Angeles, CA - If you're attending the annual conference of the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, make sure to stop by the All In beehive! 
  • Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems, and Population Health:  Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 in Chicago, IL - This forum, hosted by four Midwestern public health institutes,  will engage attendees in a broad dialogue across sectors to solve complex health issues by integrating clinical, community health and prevention strategies.
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