Health Care: Unlocking the Value of Data Sharing

Primary Stakeholder: Hospitals and Health Systems Integrating health care data with data from other sectors helps address the holistic needs of individual patients while informing the development of population-level programs and policies that can improve outcomes, both in health care and other sectors. This paper provides guidance for those in non-health care sectors (e.g. housing, social services, community-based organizations) on effectively engaging and advancing conversations with health ca...
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Care Coordination Platform Onboarding Document

Example from the Field The North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network (NCHIIN) was funded by DASH CIC-START to add new partners, sectors, mental health client summary data, and facility alerts to ACT.md, the care coordination and alerts notification system in Humboldt County, CA. As part of their CIC-START project, NCHIIN developed this document, which provides a methodology for onboarding new organizations, data streams, and sectors into the ACT.md platform. While this document ...
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Data Sharing and the Law

Workshop Proceedings: Deep Dive on Consent Data sharing initiatives can be hyper-local, but they are all subject to the same federal laws regarding privacy and consent. Working through Data Sharing Consent or Release of Information forms can be almost frightening in this highly regulated landscape. During a Deep Dive workshop at the 2018 All In: Data for Community Health National Meeting, attorneys from the Network for Public Health Law explored when consent may or may not be the key to shar...
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Housing and Homelessness: Unlocking the Value of Data Sharing

Primary Stakeholder: Public Housing Authorities Housing is inextricably linked to health, making the housing sector a crucial partner for data sharing initiatives focused on improving community health. It's clear that integrated data that is timely, accurate, and precise can be a powerful tool for stakeholders in both sectors, empowering them to better understand issues in their communities, make smarter decisions, and improve results. This paper provides guidance for exploring the value of sha...
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Introduction: Unlocking the Value of Data Sharing

Multi-sector collaboration requires us to go beyond what is comfortable and familiar. This short paper introduces you to a basic method for reaching out to those in your community who may share your interest in collaborating and sharing data. We walk through three basic steps for outreach and provide questions to guide your conversation: Do your homework - Who should you talk to? Reach out and listen - What do they care about? Identify shared value - What's in it for us? This paper...
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Unlocking the Value of Data Sharing Series

A Look Across Five Sectors This series of papers provides an overview and framework for reaching out to stakeholders or potential partners from other sectors that may share your interest in collaborating and sharing data to improve community health. Knowing your audience will help your collaboration craft a successful and productive outreach strategy, strengthen your partnerships, and ensure ongoing sustainability by clearly defining and articulating the value of sharing data across sectors. ...
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DASH Bright Spot: Partnering with Managed Care Organizations to Share Data for Community Health Improvement

Health departments are increasingly recognizing that managed care organizations (MCOs) can be critical allies in working collaboratively to share key data and understand health outcomes and health care service utilization in their communities. The Allegheny County Health Department is one example of a public health agency that has forged successful partnerships with MCOs in order to work towards shared population health goals. Allegheny County Health Department leveraged its existing partners...
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DASH Bright Spot: A Legal Approach to Sharing Health & Education Data

Data sharing partnerships between health and education sectors can help both parties work toward a common vision of improving students' well-being. Although the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) can sometimes discourage communities from taking action, one Chicago collaboration developed a proactive data sharing and services agreement that eliminates common roadblocks to implementing health programs in schools while protecting students' privacy. Motivated by the desire to move proj...
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Health Care Data 101

The DASH National Program Office developed this informational guide to provide an overview of common terms used when discussing health care data to promote a shared vocabulary across sectors. Given the diversity and complexity in health care data systems, this guide serves as a starting point for non-health sector professionals who want to further investigate the health care data available in their local communities and consider how to best leverage it to tackle priorities identified by multi-se...
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Webinar: Big Cities, Big Data, Big Lessons! Leveraging Multi-Sector Data in Public Health to Address Social Determinants of Health

This webinar featured four community collaborations, led by health departments, working to integrate data from sectors that influence individual and community health, such as housing, education, social service, economic development, and safety. These health departments include the New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, Allegheny County Health Department, Baltimore City Health Department, and Public Health Seattle & King County. Each panelist discussed how they are accessing, ...
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