All In: Data for Community Health

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We Are All In

All In: Data for Community Health helps communities build capacity to address the social determinants of health through multi-sector data sharing collaborations. Data Across Sectors of Health (DASH) and the Community Health Peer Learning Program (CHP) founded All In to co-create a “network of networks” to share lessons learned and foster peer learning. Motivated by this opportunity to accelerate knowledge and progress, the BUILD Health Challenge and the Colorado Health Foundation have joined this work. Collectively, we now reflect the efforts and insights from 50 community collaborations across the country.

Why Work Together

While considerable investments have bolstered the data infrastructure in clinical health care settings, much of health is actually determined by social factors outside of the doctors’ offices and hospitals. All In supports community collaborations that are working to integrate data from other sectors that influence individual and community health, such as housing, education, economic development, and safety.

We believe that use of robust multi-sector data can empower community residents and leaders to better understand and improve the conditions that influence community health. With so many new investments in this area, and so much excitement about the possibility of driving systemic change, we are convinced that those involved MUST make every effort to share, coordinate and collaborate where possible to maximize impact.

What All In is Doing Now

All In is engaging communities in formal and informal technical assistance programming and fostering dialogue across communities and networks so that those tackling common challenges and/or with similar population improvement goals have an opportunity to connect, share, and learn. We are:

  • Building relationships with communities to understand and share their successes, challenges and lessons
  • Hosting technical assistance webinars on various topics of interest across the network
  • Convening small “affinity groups” that engage communities on common topics and challenges
  • Fostering one-on-one connections and engaging other multi-sector collaborations across the country

Through these and other efforts, All In is building the evidence base and driving the development of a shared agenda and common priorities to advance the field of multi-sector data sharing.

How to Engage with All In

We are making an active push to grow this network by inviting other community-based transformation initiatives to affiliate with All In. By engaging in the All In network, affiliates will have the opportunity to:

  • Build connections and leverage the experiences of similar communities across the country
  • Contribute to and access a searchable online knowledgebase of projects, resources, and tools
  • Participate in virtual and in-person events designed to facilitate peer learning and provide technical assistance
  • Help to review and test metrics and indicators of progress for the field

All In affiliates will be expected to contribute information about their work to enhance understanding of this rapidly evolving field, and to participate in All In activities that are meaningful for them.

If you are part of a community-driven, multi-sector data sharing collaboration, please contact us at allin@dashconnect.org to learn more! If you’d like to keep in touch, please sign up for our monthly newsletter at dashconnect.org/news to be notified of funding opportunities, new resources, trends in the field, and select networking and technical assistance opportunities.

Projects of the All In Network

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All In Partners

Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH)

The DASH National Program Office (NPO) is led by the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The DASH NPO is assisting ten grantees in communities across the country as they develop, implement, and evaluate multi-sector data sharing projects addressing a range of public health challenges. By growing our understanding of data sharing strategies and disseminating an evidence base for the field, we aim to increase the number, capacity, and quality of community data sharing initiatives so that ultimately, effective interventions and policies are developed to improve community health.
www.dashconnect.org  |  @DASH_connect  |  info@dashconnect.org

Community Health Peer Learning Program (CHP)

AcademyHealth, along with its partners from the National Partnership for Women & Families and NORC at the University of Chicago, is building community capacity to link critical information within and outside of health care to address population health challenges. Supported by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the CHP Program aims to advance progress toward population health improvements through the expanded capture, sharing, and use of electronic health data from diverse sectors. The initiative engages ten Participant Communities and five Subject Matter Expert Communities in a peer learning collaborative to support the identification of data solutions, acceleration of local progress, and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned.
www.academyhealth.org/CHPHealthIT  |  #chphealthit on @AcademyHealth  |  CHPinfo@academyhealth.org

The Colorado Health Foundation, Connecting Communities and Care

As part of the Foundation’s larger strategy of supporting communities to prevent disease and improve population health, Connecting Communities and Care supports and accelerates existing partnerships to create community health beyond the clinical setting by linking resources and programs between health care providers and communities. The initiative currently supports 14 collaborations that focus on addressing community health; linking assets to address health priorities; impacting obesity, mental health (including substance use), diabetes and/or heart disease; and upstream factors that contribute to health.
www.coloradohealth.org  |  facebook.com/coloradohealth

BUILD Health Challenge

The BUILD Health Challenge encourages communities to build meaningful partnerships among hospitals and health systems, community-based organizations, their local health department and other organizations to improve the overall health of local residents. Supported by Advisory Board, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, de Beaumont Foundation, Colorado Health Foundation, Episcopal Health Foundation, Interact for Health, The Kresge Foundation, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, New Jersey Health Initiatives, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Telligen Community Initiative, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation the BUILD Health Challenge works locally to effect national change. This set of funding partners – coming together across sectors and national geography – aims to inspire similar teamwork between diverse organizations at a community level, add to the knowledge base for community health and discover new best practices for the field.
www.buildhealthchallenge.org  |  #BUILDHealth on @BUILD_Health