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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,...


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,...