Annual All In National Meeting Lifts Strategies and Learnings on Multisector Data Sharing
The Public Health National Center for Innovations at PHAB is one of seven All In partners who came together to host its fifth annual All In National Meeting (AINM) earlier this month. Bringing together hundreds of practitioners, community members and other people, the AINM offered spaces to examine learnings and practical examples from the field, to hear and learn from people with lived experiences and expertise, and to remember to center humanity in our efforts.
All In: Data for Community Health focuses on bringing together communities focused on multisector data sharing to advance community health and equity. The AINM sought to deepen the opportunity to network and learn together over the course of a few days. The themes for this year’s convening included: unpacking the role of data sharing to address racial justice and health equity; community leadership for sharing, using, and owning data; elevating policy and system levers that facilitate data sharing, avoid unintended consequences, and protect data to drive health equity.
We had the honor of hearing from plenary speakers Dr. Rachel Hardeman (University of Minnesota) on day 1; Adrian Dominguez (Urban Indian Health Institute) on day 2; and Sara Berkemeier Bell (Sen. Dan Sullivan), Evelyn Gallego (EMI Advisors LLC), Maggie Herman (Rep. Dan Kildee), and Melissa Quick (Sirona Strategies) – who shared a variety of insights with participants:
- As “stewards of the data,” Dr. Hardeman reminded us to act not only for our sake, but for the well-being and health of future communities and residents.
- Adrian Dominguez shared, “Come to us, not because you think we have problems, but because you think we have the answers.”
- Through the policy plenary we heard about how the Gravity Project is influencing federal, state, and local policy and payor models by working to standardize data across social determinants of health domains to support data-sharing for provider, payors and other organizations across sectors. We also heard how policies and congressional legislation like the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) Accelerator Act and LINC Act that promote the use of multi-sector data sharing to address health equity are being pursued by groups like the SDoH Caucus. Follow-up materials will be posted here in the coming weeks. Stay connected to the All In network for free by joining the online learning community.
- Reena Chudgar, MPH, is the Director of Innovation at the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), where she leads planning and implementation of PHNCI’s portfolio of work. Reena joined PHNCI in April 2019 and has more than 15 years of experience in public health. Prior to joining PHNCI, Reena served as Director for Performance Improvement at the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO). Her experience includes providing support to local health departments and their public health system partners in community health assessments and community health improvement plans, quality improvement/performance management, strategic planning, in advancing efforts around social and structural determinants of health, and in their efforts to prepare for national accreditation. Reena received a Master of Public Health degree and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Emory University.
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