Field Dispatches: LA County Steps Up Role as Social “Safety Net”

"This crisis can be a wake-up call for us to kick-start multi-sector data sharing including building a platform for  data sharing." Irene Vidyanti, Data Scientist, LA County Chief Information Office. The COVID crisis has triggered a cascade of connected issues. In Los Angeles, mass unemployment may lead to a 45% jump in homelessness. Financial and food insecurity have spiked. Anxiety, depression, and mental health problems have risen. Simultaneously, many of the nonprofits and community-...
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Sharing Data to Help Food Bank Clients Manage Their Chronic Conditions

DASH Project Spotlight: Food for Health: Coordinating Care Across Sectors to Improve Health Among Vulnerable Populations Download project profile (PDF) Lead agency: Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation Partners/collaborators: Parkland Health and Hospital System, North Texas Food Bank The challenge Not surprisingly, a growing body of evidence links food insecurity with diet-related medical conditions like diabetes and hypertension. These diseases can be nearly impossible to ma...
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Bridging the Data Gap Between Health Care and Social Services

DASH Project Spotlight: Maine Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) Download project profile (PDF) Lead agency: HealthInfoNet Partners/collaborators: Seven federally qualified health centers, three critical access hospitals, and two community action agencies The challenge In Maine, people living in isolated rural areas often face barriers to getting the care they need. Many lack adequate transportation to medical appointments or are forced to make difficult choices between payin...
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Creating a More Complete Picture of Health in NYC Neighborhoods

DASH Project Spotlight: Neighborhood Tabulation Areas: Enhancing Community Health Improvement Capacity in NYC through Shared Information at the Small Area Level Download project profile (PDF) Lead agency: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Partners/collaborators: NYC Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence, NYC Department of Planning, United Hospital Fund of New York, the New York Academy of Medicine, the Fund for Public Health in New York The challenge In New Y...
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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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