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Welcome to the All In: Data for Community Health podcast, where we talk to local leaders who are collaborating with other sectors to share data that provides a more complete picture of community health needs. Join us as to hear about the challenges they faced, their secrets to success, and the lessons they learned along the way that can help other communities.

Welcome to the All In: Data for Community Health podcast, where we talk to local leaders who are collaborating with other sectors to share data that provides a more complete picture of community health needs. Join us as to hear about the challenges they faced, their secrets to success, and the lessons they learned along the way that can help other communities.


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Welcome to the All In: Data for Community Health podcast, where we talk to local leaders who are collaborating with other sectors to share data that provides a more complete picture of community health needs. Join us as to hear about the challenges they faced, their secrets to success, and the lessons they learned along the way that can help other communities.






S2 E4: Seattle King County Reflects on Data-Sharing in the Early Days of the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this episode of the All In podcast, Host Peter Eckart is joined by Seattle King County Public Health epidemiologist, and original DASH grantee, Amy Laurent, to detail how her team used data to drive decisions in the early days of their COVID Response. Amy discusses her team’s pivot in creating a COVID surveillance data dashboard, agreeing on terminology, privacy in data collection, and relationship-building over multiple sectors in public health, policy, data, and housing. In this...


S2 E3: San Diego 2-1-1 Discuss Leveraging Community Information Exchanges During COVID

In this episode, Podcast host Peter Eckart is joined by 2-1-1 San Diego’s Vice President of Health and Community Impact, Karis Grounds, and Chief Business and Development Officer, Camey Christenson to discuss how they've leveraged their CIE and partner relationships for a comprehensive COVID response that meets their community's present needs. Camey and Karis share their insight on how other communities can leverage the community data and information systems and partnerships already present...


S2 E2: Trenton Health Team Talks About A Holistic Approach to Social Services

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 Approach to Social Services,” which can be found in the...


S2 E1: Big Data, Racial Bias & A New Generation of Organizations: An Interview with Dr. Rhea Boyd

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...


Catalyzing High-Quality Research to Address Social Needs in Healthcare Settings

Dr. Caroline Fichtenberg, Managing Director at SIREN (Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network), catalyzes high-quality research that advances efforts to address social needs in healthcare settings. She joins the All In podcast to discuss her work. Resources for this podcast are available at: * Hosted by: Peter Eckart, co-founder of All In: Data for Community Health * Podcast Guest: Dr. Caroline Fichtenberg, Managing Director at SIREN


Building and Sustaining Effective Networks to Improve Community Health

Dr. Danielle Varda is a “scientist turned start-up founder” who is the CEO of Visible Network Labs, a social enterprise that provides tools, training, and other services to help communities build their capacity to leverage network science to strengthen supportive connections and improve health outcomes. In her work, she leads multidisciplinary teams in tackling complex social systems issues using technology, research, and translation to practice. In this episode, Dr. Varda discusses how to...


Collaborating to Improve Care for Medicaid and Uninsured Populations in Staten Island, NY

Dr. Joseph Conte is the Executive Director of the Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS), an alliance of clinical and social service providers focused on improving the quality of care and overall health for Staten Island’s Medicaid and uninsured populations. SI PPS is one of 25 groups across the state working on the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, which aims to fundamentally restructure the health care delivery system by reinvesting in Medicaid to reduce...


Using Privacy-Preserving Technology to Create a Continuum of Support for Families in Tulsa, OK

Podcast host Peter Eckart joined Jeff Jaynes, Executive Director at Restore Hope Ministries, and Aaron Bean, Managing Partner at Asemio, in Tulsa, Oklahoma during a site visit for their DASH CIC-START project, which is applying analytics technology to analyze the overlap between individuals who require basic needs assistance (eg. rent, food, utilities, etc.) and those whose children attend early childhood centers. The project utilizes an innovative technology that allows for analysis of...


BUILDing a Movement: Going Upstream to Address Health Disparities

Emily Yu, MBA, is Executive Director of the BUILD Health Challenge, an All In partner initiative that supports local collaborations between community-based organizations, health departments, and hospitals/health systems that are working to address important health issues in their communities. She shared examples of innovative multi-sector projects happening across the country and described key learnings, tools, and frameworks for multi-sector, community-driven partnerships working to reduce...


Coordinating Care for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Chicago, IL

Padma Thangaraj, MS, PMP, is the Vice President of Information Services & Analytics at All Chicago Making Homelessness History, a nonprofit organization that is working to integrate housing, health, and human services data to coordinate care for Chicago residents that are experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness. As one of the pilot awardees of DASH CIC-START, All Chicago worked to refine their mechanisms for exchanging data between hospitals, health care payers, and the county’s...


Bringing Multi-Sector Partners Together to Tackle Obesity in Hunterdon County, NJ

This podcast episode features the work of the Hunterdon County Partnership for Health, a multi-sector coalition that includes over 60 community agencies that share a common interest in improving health in Hunterdon County, NJ. Kim Blanda is a Project Director at Hunterdon Healthcare, Dr. Rose Puelle is a Senior Director of Population Health at Hunterdon Healthcare, and Karen DeMarco is the Director of the Hunterdon County Department of Health. Together, they are working on a project funded...


The National Inventory of Data Sharing Collaborations for Health

A special message from Podcast Host Peter Eckart: All In released a new survey that will inform a national analysis of community partnerships that are systematically sharing data across sectors to improve health. Your contribution will help highlight opportunities to advance a common agenda that can support and expand this crucial work!


Analyzing Health and Human Services Data to Maximize the Impact of Public Funds in Chicago, IL

This episode features two guests from the University of Chicago -- Dr. Julia Koschinsky, the Executive Director for the Center for Spatial Data Science, and Dr. Nicole Marwell, an Associate Professor in the School of Social Service Administration. They are leading a project, funded by the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), which is analyzing data on geographic access to health and human services to help government officials address gaps and maximize the impact of existing...


Empowering Communities to Discover and Use their Assets to Create Change

Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) is a large and growing movement that considers local assets as the primary building blocks of community development, social capital, and health and well-being. Ron Dwyer-Voss, MA, the Owner of Pacific Community Solutions, who also happens to be a long-time friend of podcast host Peter Eckart, joined the show to discuss how ABCD draws on existing strengths of local residents, associations, and institutions to build stronger, healthier, and more...


Adding New Partners, Sectors, and Data to a Care Coordination System in Humboldt County, CA

This episode features Martin Love, CEO and Jessica Osborne-Stafsnes, Program Manager at the North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network (NCHIIN) - a non-profit health information exchange in Humboldt County, CA. NHIIN focuses on exchanging information across multiple sectors - including social care, medical care, behavioral health, criminal justice, education and more - to support care coordination and improve health. As an awardee of DASH CIC-START, NCHIIN worked with partners to...


Advancing Health Equity in Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting

Applying a health equity frame during every phase of the data process can help communities understand and address the root causes of persistent health disparities. Marijata Daniel-Echols, PhD, Director of the Center for Health Equity Practice at the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI), and James Bell, MSW, Director of Policy & Engagement at MPHI, joined the podcast to explain the ways in which the development of research questions, data collection and analysis methods, and reporting...


Coordinating Health and Social Services in San Diego, CA

Karis Grounds, Vice President of Health and Community Impact at 2-1-1 San Diego, joined the podcast to discuss how she is supporting the strategic development of San Diego’s community information exchange (CIE), a technology platform that is enabling data sharing and collaboration between health and social service providers to deliver person-centered care and improve health equity. Grounds shared strategies for aligning multi-sector partners around a shared language and an integrated...


How Can Neighborhood-Level Data Improve Health and Equity?

Leah Hendey, MPP, Senior Research Associate at the Urban Institute, joined the podcast to reflect on her experiences co-directing the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a nationwide effort to advance the use of neighborhood-level data to drive local decision-making. NNIP is led by the Urban Institute and a network of 32 partners representing local data intermediaries across the country. Hendey discussed the role local data intermediaries play in their communities, explained...


Partnering with Residents to Improve Asthma through Housing in Greensboro, NC

Josie Williams, Project Coordinator at the Greensboro Housing Coalition, joined the podcast to discuss a BUILD-funded project called “Collaborative Cottage Grove” that is fostering resident-led efforts to improve poor housing conditions that are leading to asthma-related emergency department visits in the Cottage Grove neighborhood of Greensboro, NC. Motivated by a desire to improve conditions in neighborhoods similar to the one she grew up in, and guided by resident voices, Williams is...


Capturing the Community Voices Behind the Data in Denver, CO

Podcast host Peter Eckart joined Jodi Hardin, Co-Executive Director of Civic Canopy, during a site visit for their DASH CIC-START project, which is using a Results Based Accountability methodology to harness community member and partner perspectives and move from talk to action around measures, indicators and data-informed decision-making. They are part of a multi-sector collaboration called East5ide Unified that aims to ensure all children and families in East Denver are valued, healthy,...