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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,...


An Equitable Approach to Community Heath Planning in Garrett County, MD

Podcast host Peter Eckart met up with Shelley Argabrite, health planner for Garrett County Health Department, while they were both at the Communities Joined in Action conference in Atlanta, GA. Shelley explained how the health department has developed a digital data platform that has transformed the way they engage hard-to-reach rural residents in community health planning, making the process more equitable and using multi-sector data to drive decision-making. She also shared how, with...


Public Health Innovation: What Is It and How Can It Be Achieved?

Jessica Solomon Fisher, is the Chief Innovations Officer at the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), the newest partner to join the All In network. Fisher joined the podcast to explain how PHNCI is working to make innovation a useful tool for public health departments rather than a buzzword. She shared examples of innovative initiatives happening in communities across the country and gave advice for overcoming the many challenges to driving meaningful change. PHNCI...


Connecting Hospitals and Food Pantries in Dallas, TX

Stephanie Fenniri, senior community partnerships manager at the Parkland Center for Innovation (PCCI) and Dr. Yolande Pengetnze, medical director at PCCI and a board-certified pediatrician, joined the podcast to discuss a DASH-funded project that is connecting hospitals and food banks in Dallas, Texas to improve the nutrition of patients who experience food insecurity and have been diagnosed with chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes. They are developing a network of health care...


Integrating Data to Ensure “All Children Thrive” in Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Andy Beck is a pediatrician at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he conducts research focusing on population-level health disparities and forms partnerships with community organizations to reduce risks related to poverty. He sees patients as a primary care and hospitalist pediatrician. Dr. Beck joined the podcast to discuss a project that is addressing disparities in hospital bed days for kids with asthma and respiratory issues in Cincinnati's Avondale...


A Shared Definition for Measuring Health Equity in Ontario, CA

Podcast host Peter Eckart joined Evette DeLuca, Executive Director of Partners for Better Health, during a site visit for their new CIC-START project, which is leveraging multi-sector partnerships to create a shared definition and action plan for health equity related to the causes and drivers of obesity in Ontario, CA. The project will integrate its existing data platform into local health systems’ electronic medical records to provide a packaged screening intervention for health equity at...


Designing a Family-Centered Care Plan for Children with Special Needs in Austin, TX

Children’s Comprehensive Care Clinic was funded by the Community Health Peer Learning Program (CHP) to provide a patient-controlled common technology platform that improves care coordination for families of children with medical and behavioral complexity in Austin, TX. The platform brings together individuals and entities involved of the care of the child, with the family at the center, to develop an integrated health care data ecosystem. Podcast host Peter Eckart joined Rahel Berhane, MD,...