News from  All In: Data for Community Health
February 2018

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.

How Hospitals and Health Systems Can Move Upstream to Improve Community Health

A new report from the de Beaumont Foundation, in partnership with the BUILD Health Challenge, examines how hospitals and health systems can drastically improve their community engagement work by fostering cross-collaborative partnerships focused on upstream factors affecting community health outcomes. 

Transforming Public Health Systems: 21st Century States

With support from RWJF, three states (Ohio, Oregon and Washington) are participating in a learning community supported by PHNCI that aims to test and implement the systems transformations required to ensure health equity. PHNCI has developed new resources to chronicle their progress, including stories and a summary of legislative activities. 

Innovative Approaches to Improve Precision in Public Health

A recent webinar featured two All In projects, led by health departments in Chicago and Baltimore, that are using methods like predictive analytics and hotspotting to target resources more efficiently for greater impact. Watch the recording and read the key takeaways. 

All In In-Person Event

Communities Joined in Action Conference
February 14-16 in Atlanta, GA

All In is presenting at the Communities Joined in Action conference during the opening plenary session and two breakouts. View more details about these sessions below, and email us if you're interested in attending an All In meetup during the event!

All In Virtual Events

Food for Health: Improving Community Health by Addressing Food Insecurity
February 28 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

Join All In for the next project showcase webinar, featuring two projects that are creating new linkages between health systems and food systems to better serve their communities. 

Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health
March 13 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

This All In webinar will feature presentations from leadership at Johns Hopkins University and the Network for Public Health Law. As authors of a recent deBeaumont Foundation report,  Using Electronic Health Data for Community Healththey will discuss the legal underpinnings of data sharing between health systems and public health departments.

Innovative Strategies for Engaging Residents in Community Health Improvement Planning 
April 17 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET

On this All In webinar, two communities will share how they developed and tailored processes and strategies for engaging residents in community health improvement planning as well as some of the barriers and opportunities encountered along the way. 

Project Spotlight

Garrett County Health Department's Digital Platform Addresses Community Health Concerns

For one rural Appalachian community, a n online planning tool created by the Garrett County Health Department (GCHD) was a radical shift away from the traditional bureaucratic process of creating a community health improvement plan. With funding from PHNCI, GCHD aims to customize its planning tool for use by other communities. 

All In Shout Outs

Using Community Partnerships to Integrate Health & Social Services for High-Need Patients

The Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, a former  DASH grantee, authored this Commonwealth Fund brief summarizing lessons from community-based partnerships seeking to integrate health and social services for complex patients.

How the Aftermath of a Shooting Changed a Collaborative Transportation Project

Just as FLOURISH St. Louis, a BUILD Health awardee, was ready to launch their collaborative effort to address transportation issues for low-income mothers, the aftermath of a local tragedy forced them to shift perspective. Advisory Board summarized what they learned. 

When Social Needs Are Medical Needs

Mike Fried of the Baltimore DASH project wrote an article in Slate about how we can change our high-tech health care systems to better address social factors that have an outsize impact on health outcomes. 

New York City Neighborhood Health Atlas

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, a former DASH grantee, released their Neighborhood Health Atlas providing data on about 100 measures related to health and social factors for 188 neighborhoods. 


Funding / Technical Assistance Opportunities
  • Population Health Learning Network: Due February 9 - Center for Care Innovations is launching a network that brings together CA safety net primary care organizations to strengthen and advance their population health management strategies.
  • Culture of Health LeadersDue February 15 - This RWJF program will develop a large group of leaders from diverse sectors to work with organizations, communities, health systems, and policymakers to build a Culture of Health in America.
  • J-PAL State and Local Innovation Initiative: Due March 2 - This initiative supports U.S. state and local leaders in using randomized evaluations to generate new and widely applicable lessons about which programs work, which work best, and why.
  • State and Local Innovation Prize: Due March 6 - Milkbank Memorial Fund and AcademyHealth have teamed up to establish a new annual award that recognizes state and local efforts to advance innovation using data to improve health.
Calls for Abstracts
  • APHA Annual Meeting: Due February 19 - 24 - The American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting is a great opportunity to showcase your research and connect with other passionate public health professionals.
Stay Connected

Website:  |  Twitter: #AllInData4Health