APHSA joined hundreds of community stakeholders in attending the All In: Data for Community Health National Meeting. All In: Data for Community
Health is a learning network of communities that are testing exciting new ways
to systematically improve community health outcomes through multi-sector
partnerships working to share data. Communities are improving population health
and well-being through partnerships that bring diverse sectors together to
unleash the full potential of their data. The third annual All In National
Meeting was designed to lift up the hard-won knowledge and practical lessons
from these pioneering local data sharing initiatives to accelerate our progress
toward improved health equity for all.
a plethora of great sessions, including:
3-hour deep dive on network leadership, which focused on how to maximize our involvement in multiple networks without
getting information and connection overload;
case study deep-dives from Vermont and Allegheny County on analyzing county
and state-level data to impact policy to reduce overdose deaths. Vermont has
started to conduct early ROI analysis on its MAT and care coordination work,
and Allegheny presented its analytics dashboard; and
facilitated conversation around the difference between “health-related
social needs” and the social determinants of health. Although attendees from
various sectors had slightly different definitions they were working off
of, one suggested good source for starting to streamline our definitions was
from the Milbank Quarterly, Meanings and Misunderstandings: A Social Determinants of Health Lexicon for Health Care Systems.
about All In and its community projects can be found on the network’s website here.