The ACHI National Conference, held each year in March, convenes 700 population and community health professionals to learn from experts and exchange the latest tools, approaches and ideas from the field. Population health leaders come from multiple sectors and professions, but we share a common goal: to advance well-being and health equity for individuals and communities.
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The Open Forum, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a place where attendees will learn all about the most interesting and emerging content from their peers around a wide variety of topics in performance improvement and innovation in public health. The content is targeted for Public health practitioners who work in performance improvement, accreditation readiness, or are focusing on innovation in their health departments or their community.
Attend Sessions Featuring All In Members/Funders
Bringing Innovation To Your Health Department: Using Findings from PHNCI’s Public Health Innovations Grant Program for Replication
Thursday, March 28 from 1:30 – 2:45 pm
PHNCI has funded health departments to implement innovative public health projects designed to improve health outcomes and health equity, among other goals. NORC at the University of Chicago conducted an evaluation to assess grantees’ innovations and the factors that affect the replicability of innovations. This session will share overarching findings from NORC’s evaluation and discuss PHNCI’s definition of public health innovation.
- Jessica Kronstadt, Public Health Accreditation Board
- Alexa Siegfried, NORC at the University of Chicago
DuPage County Post-Crisis Response Team
Thursday, March 28 from 4:30 – 5:45 pm
The DuPage County Post-Crisis Response Team (PCRT) is a collaboration between the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office and Health Department to provide follow-up to individuals who had previously interfaced with the Sheriff’s Office as a result of a mental health crisis. PCRT will visit the individual and/or family and work with them to provide referrals and engage in appropriate mental health treatment.
- Scott Kaufmann, DuPage County Health Department
Universal Community Planning Tool; Community Solutions For Everyone
Friday, March 29 from 8:00 am – 9:00 am
A critical step in improving health in a community is to develop pathways for residents and partner organizations to contribute to the planning decisions that affect them. The Universal Community Planning Tool (UCPT), a digital commons developed by the Garrett County Health Department, provides a platform for continuous community engagement and a framework to collect hyper local data that enables public health to measure the kind of impacts communities are making toward identified community health improvement strategies. Learn more about the UCPT as an open source project from its creators and hear how the initial pilot sites are replicating the tool in their communities.
- Shelley Argabrite, Garrett County Health Department
- Jennifer Corder, Garrett County Health Department
The Evolution of Open and Shared Data Platforms to Support Community Health Improvement
Friday, March 29 from 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Successful multi-sector data sharing hubs can leverage existing infrastructure to integrate new resources and adapt to novel use cases. Hear from two community data warehouses that continue to evolve to support community health improvement. Speakers will demo their platforms and facilitate interactive conversation focused on effective practices to engage partners, establish shared indices, and manage shared open data warehouses.
- Susan Wilger, Southwest Center for Health Innovation
- Tom Scharmen, New MexicoDepartment of Health
- Anna Barnes, Illinois Public Health Institute
- Robert Gradeck, University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Urban and Social Research
Successful multi-sector data sharing hubs can leverage existing infrastructure to integrate new resources and adapt to novel use cases. This All In webinar will feature two community data warehouses that continue to evolve to support community health improvement.
The Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center, in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department and other partners, built a multi-sector data warehouse that includes datasets related to social determinants of health. The collaborative shared and modeled data to better understand factors impacting residents’ cardiovascular health, and is now utilizing the same methodology to reduce asthma emergency room visits. The team will share how they leveraged their proof of concept model to support multiple local efforts, and how others might similarly build a foundation for data sharing projects in their communities.
The New Mexico Community Data Collaborative is a statewide data warehouse compiling demographic, socioeconomic, health, and social determinant data at the neighborhood level. The warehouse allows analysts to study service delivery and related outcomes to inform policy decisions, such as how distribution of food pantries in urban vs. rural areas correlates to health impact. The team will outline aspects of the collaboration which have contributed to its success including methods for sharing datasets, a geographic analysis framework for communities, and development of multi-factor health and risk indices.
Speakers will demo their platforms and facilitate interactive conversation focused on effective practices to engage partners, establish shared indices, and manage shared open data warehouses.
- Susan Wilger, Southwest Center for Health Innovation
- Tom Scharmen,NM Department of Health
- Robert Gradeck, Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center, University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Urban and Social Research
CJA brings together community leaders from multiple sectors and walks of life from across the nation to learn from one another. Each year at the CJA annual meeting and conference, talented and committed community and national health leaders come together to share innovations, lessons-learned and inspiration. Together, these forward leaders develop and leave with ideas, tools and action plans that improve health for all people. The conference will include compelling plenary presentations by national leaders, group discussions of current challenges and opportunities, and focused workshops to share and discuss local innovations. The conference will help community leaders better understand how to work toward creating equity in health and health care delivery.
The CIE Summit – hosted by 2-1-1 San Diego in collaboration with the County of San Diego, the Stewards of Change Institute, and the San Diego Health Connect – will convene over 500 stakeholders from across the nation in the social services, healthcare, business, policy, and practice sectors.
The purpose is to promote and discuss best practices, challenges, and lessons learned on data sharing infrastructure, person-centered care and collaboration, legal and privacy, and sustainability issues to inform community-level efforts across the country to enhance care coordination across health and non-health sectors. We invite you to join us and engage in thoughtful dialogue, to learn more about community-level efforts to improve the health and well-being of children, adults and families through enhanced care coordination using data, technology, and cross-sector collaboration.