Addressing Food Insecurity through Economic Partnerships

The Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), launched a blog series last month called "Innovating through Cross-sector Alignment," sharing stories of innovative approaches to address needs unearthed by the COVID-19 pandemic in the hopes that other communities can learn from and possibly replicate those efforts. DASH is cross-posting these articles here. DASH and PHNCI partner on All In: Data for Community Health, a learning network of communities improving community health outcomes...
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Trenton Health Team on the All In Podcast

Season 2, Episode 2 of the All In Podcast is here! In this episode, Podcast host Peter Eckart is joined by Trenton Health Team (THT)’s own co-directors of Population Health, Natalie Terens, and Ernie Morganstern, to discuss the integration of the NowPow Screening tool and Trenton’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) to match patient SDOH needs to available community resources in Trenton. Natalie and Ernie build on concepts and processes brought up in THT’s compelling case study, “A Holistic Ap...
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Listen to the Dr. Rhea Boyd on general truths on our present healthcare system exposed by the pandemic…

Dr. Rhea W. Boyd is a pediatrician, medical educator, and child health advocate in the Bay Area. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committee on Communications and Media, where she explores how digital clinical tools, interdisciplinary partnerships, and social media can incorporate diverse types of data and voices into traditional processes to improve health, particularly for communities of color. Podcast Host Peter Eckart and Rhea Boyd discuss a multitude of curr...
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Field Sensing Feedback

Throughout this crisis the DASH PO has been reaching out to our network of programs and service providers to learn what is working (& what isn't) community by community in response to the crisis. Here are some of the things we are hearing: In Pierce County, Washington the coronavirus has necessitated behavioral health and substance abuse providers and nonprofits to streamline services and strip down barriers to getting help. Elevate Health, a health equity nonprofit, worked with Pierce ...
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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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