Linking Housing and Health Data to Improve Residents’ Well-being

DASH Project Spotlight: King County Data Across Sectors for Housing and Health Download project profile (PDF) Lead agency: Public Health - Seattle & King County Partners/collaborators: King County Accountable Community of Health, King County Housing Authority, Seattle Housing Authority The challenge As one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, Seattle has seen rental prices increase by 41% in the past five years. This demand has left many low-income residents with fewer...
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All In Contributes to National Conversation on Establishing a Measurement Framework for Community Health and Well-being

The dangers of being sucked into a jet engine One major hurdle for local public health mission capacity is the limited availability, granularity and timeliness of data collected by federal agencies. Reflecting the Obama Administration’s Open Government Initiative, federal agencies are actively working to expand access to numerous data types and sources, including vital and health statistics data. At the behest of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, the National Committee on...
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Three Ways Communities Are Sharing Data to Improve Health

As communities form multi-sector collaborations to share and use data that supports their ability to better understand and address the social determinants of health, there is a growing recognition of the need to expand partnerships and build capacity beyond the health care sector. A primary aim of Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) is to better understand local initiatives that are pioneering new ways to integrate data systems from multiple sectors with the ultimate aim of improving community...
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Integrated Care for People with Disabilities: Lessons from an Accountable Care Organization

DASH Project Spotlight: Altair Accountable Care for People with Disabilities Download project profile (PDF) Lead agency: Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota Partners/collaborators: Altair Accountable Care Organization, four behavioral health specialists, six disability service providers, one primary care provider, and two local public health departments The challenge One out of every three people with intellectual and developmental disabilities may also have behavioral health ...
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Master Person Indexes: Key Factors to Consider

Master Person Indexes (MPIs) help maintain consistent, accurate person data across various health care and community organizations, making them a powerful tool for population health management. To generate a better understanding of how MPIs are used in practice, All In: Data for Community Health hosted a recent webinar where experts shared considerations for using and developing MPIs. We’ve summarized some of their key lessons and insights. Why use an MPI? The purpose of an MPI is to properly ...
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Engaging Neighborhoods to Use Data for Fall Prevention

DASH Project Spotlight: Baltimore Falls Reduction Initiative Engaging Neighborhoods and Data (B’FRIEND) Download project profile (PDF) Lead agency: Baltimore City Health Department Partners/collaborators: Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, CRISP (Maryland’s Health Information Exchange), Johns Hopkins University Center for Population Health and Information Technology, University of Maryland, leading community-based and nonprofit organizations The chall...
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How Multi-Sector Collaborations Are Navigating Decisions About Data

It’s becoming increasingly clear that finding solutions to society’s greatest public health challenges will require bringing a broad range of stakeholders and sectors together to unleash the full potential of their data. These data-driven community collaboratives are essential vehicles for helping decision-makers understand and address the social and environmental factors that influence health. In a previous blog post, we discussed tips for building and sustaining multi-sector partnerships to...
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Using Data to Address Social Determinants of Health: Two Approaches

National interest in the use of social determinants of health (SDOH) data to improve patient and population health continues to grow. To complement this ongoing work, All In: Data for Community Health hosted a webinar outlining two different approaches to collecting and using SDOH data. In case you missed it, here are our reflections and key takeaways on these SDOH data sharing strategies. SDOH Case Study #1: The PRAPARE Project The primary goal of PRAPARE (Protocol to Respond to and Assess Pa...
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Creating a Better System of Care for Patients with Complex Needs

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DASH Project Spotlight: Using a Connected Information System to Enable Spontaneous, Shared Community Treatment of Adults with Severe Mental Illness Download project profile (PDF) Lead agency: Center for Health Care Services Partners/collaborators: Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), Community Medical Directors Roundtable The challenge For people with co-occurring physical and behavioral health disorders, America’s fragmented health care system can be tough to navigate. Behavio...
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Improving Health Through Data Sharing: What Have We Learned?

As communities nationwide acknowledge that the biggest drivers of health are social, economic, environmental, and behavioral factors, there is growing interest and investment in accessing and using data from these sectors to improve health. A widespread collection of local initiatives is testing exciting new ways to transform the health of communities through multi-sector partnerships to share data, but the practitioners engaging in this complex work face several challenges—from integrating disp...
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