This month, we're featuring two projects in large cities that are integrating data from multiple sectors to improve the health of high-need populations.
DASH: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and its partners are creating a comprehensive dataset that encompasses small area health profiles that will reflect the impact of social, economic, and other factors on community health outcomes. Project analysts are geocoding and analyzing newly obtained and existing data from multiple sectors at the Neighborhood Tabulation Area (NTA) level (approximately 30,000 residents), increasing granularity to help identify and refine specific health needs. The NTA-level profiles will enable enhanced analysis, monitoring, and planning to promote the health of all New Yorkers and reduce health disparities in high-need communities.
CHP: All Chicago Making Homelessness History
All Chicago Making Homelessness History (All Chicago) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness across Chicago. As a part of the CHP Program, All Chicago and the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health) are partnering to improve care coordination for Chicago residents who are housing insecure or homeless by integrating data from UI Health's electronic medical records with information about housing status from the Homeless Management Information System managed by All Chicago. All Chicago aims to reduce the cycle time from recognition of risk to referral to housing and services integrating rich databases that contain health and housing status data. This work will result in improved health outcomes and residential stability.