APHA 2017 Annual Meeting @ Georgia World Congress Center
Nov 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo brings together more than 12,000 public health professionals from across the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and share experiences.

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Big Cities, Big Data, Big Lessons! Leveraging Multi-Sector Data in Public Health to Address Social Determinants of Health
Monday, November 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Big data promises to revolutionize most aspects of modern society, culture, politics and the economy.  Big city local health departments are grappling with the challenges and opportunities that accompany this technological explosion.

This session will feature panelists representing four local health departments at the forefront of this movement. These local health departments include the Allegheny County Health Department, Public Health Seattle King County, the New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, and the Baltimore City Health Department, each of which received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Data Across Sectors for Health.

Each panelist will discuss how they are accessing, analyzing and leveraging big data to address public health priorities. Learnings, challenges, and opportunities from four distinct projects will be presented, including discussion of next steps to advance the field of multi-sector data sharing at the national level.

All In Webinar: Using Big Data and Analytics to Improve Public Health
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Join All In: Data for Community Health for the next webinar in our project showcase series highlighting insights and lessons from local collaborations integrating multi-sector data to improve community health.

The webinar will feature two projects actively working to leverage multiple big data sets and apply advanced analytics to better identify issues, prioritize interventions and policies, and allocate resources. These collaborations are led by researchers and public health departments are at the forefront of the movement to leverage big data to drive community health improvement. These collaborations between researchers and health departments are at the forefront of the movement to access, analyze, and leverage big data to address public health priorities.

Featured projects:

  • Allegheny County Health Department is forming a connected data warehouse that combines data from multiple sectors to create a more complete picture of the factors impacting the cardiovascular health of the county’s 1.2 million residents.
  • Vanderbilt University Department of Health Policy is developing a data-sharing network including various sectors to aggregate and analyze disparate data that will allow real-time identification of at-risk pregnant women and referral to specific and appropriate interventions to reduce infant mortality.

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Putting Care at the Center 2017: DASH Beehive Session @ Westin Bonaventure Hotel
Nov 16 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

The Beehive sessions at Putting Care at the Center serve as space for conference attendees to engage in the next wave of innovation for complex health and social needs. Attendees network and learn from posters, technology and resource demonstrations, as well as group and one-on-one conversations with experienced professionals in the field. View 2016’s Beehive Agenda.

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Working together to build healthy communities: Three Tools for Local Multi-Sector Data Sharing Collaborations – Melissa Moorehead, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH)

Thursday, November 16 from 1:15 – 2:15

DASH is buzzing about All In: Data for Community Health. Learn how to participate in and benefit from (1) a nationwide peer-to-peer learning collaborative; (2) an assessment tool to measure and improve multi-sector community collaborations; and (3) a collaborative data model aligning efforts to share data across sectors.

Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health @ The Westin Michigan Avenue
Nov 29 – Dec 1 all-day

The Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health: Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health will bring together organizations and key stakeholders dedicated to improving the health of all Americans. The goal of the meeting is to engage attendees in a broad dialogue across sectors to solve complex issues to improve the health of communities and integrate clinical and community health and prevention strategies. Participants will share innovative models that are working and inspire the audience to take action to help transform the existing system of care in the United States to a system that strategically plans for and supports the health of its population.

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