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
As we know there are many beyond the current cohort with valuable lessons and experiences to share, starting September 2016, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 | email@example.com
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 (TCHF), Connecting Communities and Care
As part of TCHF’s larger strategy of supporting communities to prevent disease and improve population health, Connecting Communities and Care supports and accelerates existing partnerships working 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 treatment), diabetes and/or heart disease; and upstream factors that contribute to health.
coloradohealth.org/yellow.aspx?id=7695 | facebook.com/coloradohealth
BUILD Health Challenge
The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation combined their unique assets and expertise to create a national award program. The BUILD Health Challenge supports “bold, upstream, integrated, local, and data-driven” (BUILD) community health interventions in low-income, urban neighborhoods. Seven implementation awardees will strengthen existing partnerships and accelerate more advanced health data and analytics initiatives. Eleven planning awardees will kick-start still-nascent projects addressing specific health challenges with a committed group of community partners.
www.buildhealthchallenge.org | #BUILDHealth on @BUILD_Health