- Support the growth and sustainability of a movement acknowledging health as a product of social, economic, environmental, and behavior forces.
- Build an evidence base to advance the field of multi-sector data integration and sharing to improve community health.
- Harness the power of peer learning and collaboration to extend our impact by accelerating sharing of insights, lessons learned, and resources.
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BUILD Health Challenge
The BUILD Health Challenge encourages communities to build meaningful partnerships among hospitals and health systems, community-based organizations, their local health department and other organizations to improve the overall health of local residents. Supported by Advisory Board, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, de Beaumont Foundation, Colorado Health Foundation, Episcopal Health Foundation, Interact for Health, The Kresge Foundation, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, New Jersey Health Initiatives, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Telligen Community Initiative, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation the BUILD Health Challenge works locally to effect national change. This set of funding partners – coming together across sectors and national geography – aims to inspire similar teamwork between diverse organizations at a community level, add to the knowledge base for community health and discover new best practices for the field.
Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH)
The DASH National Program Office (NPO) is led by the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The DASH NPO is assisting ten grantees in communities across the country as they develop, implement, and evaluate multi-sector data sharing projects addressing a range of public health challenges. By growing our understanding of data sharing strategies and disseminating an evidence base for the field, we aim to increase the number, capacity, and quality of community data sharing initiatives so that ultimately, effective interventions and policies are developed to improve community health.
New Jersey Health Initiatives
New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI) is the statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Established in 1987 in honor of the New Jersey philanthropic legacy of RWJF’s founder, Robert Wood Johnson, NJHI supports innovations and drives conversations to build healthier communities through grantmaking across the State of New Jersey. To meet the many health needs of its state’s diverse populations, regions and communities, the NJHI program encourages collaboration across sectors to foster deep relationships committed to long-term change affording all New Jerseyans the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible.
Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL)
The Public Health Insitute’s (PHI) Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL) designs, catalyzes and accelerates innovative approaches that advance health outcomes and well-being. In the same way that Silicon Valley creates lasting change through new perspectives on old challenges, PHIL uses new approaches, new technologies, and new partnerships to develop solutions for our communities’ most complex problems—and then share and spread what works. Working directly with communities in need, PHIL moves beyond the symptoms to address the root issues and the systems at the heart of the challenge. We bring together a wide range of communities, innovators, funders, and public health professionals to use new tools and methodologies in new ways.
The Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI)The Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), a division of the Public Health Accreditation Board, identifies, implements, and spreads innovations in public health practice to help meet the health challenges of the 21st century in communities nationwide. PHNCI is working with nine public health organizations to develop, test, and implement innovative practices aimed at transforming and improving public health outcomes, which other public health agencies can adapt to their communities’ needs. phnci.org | #PHinnovation on @PHinnovates
Community Health Peer Learning Program (CHP)
From June 2015 to July 2017, the AcademyHealth Community Health Peer Learning (CHP) Program built community capacity to advance progress toward population health improvements through the expanded capture, sharing, and use of electronic health data from diverse sectors. In partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the CHP program engaged 15 communities in a peer learning collaborative to identify data solutions, accelerate local progress, and disseminate best practices and lessons learned. Collaborating with NORC at the University of Chicago, and the National Partnership for Women & Families, the CHP Program helped participating communities to inform national strategy and align with other delivery system reform efforts driving toward better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.
Colorado Health Foundation (TCHF), Connecting Communities and Care
As part of TCHF’s larger strategy of supporting communities to prevent disease and improve population health, Connecting Communities and Care supports and accelerates existing partnerships working to create community health beyond the clinical setting by linking resources and programs between health care providers and communities. The initiative currently supports 14 collaborations that focus on addressing community health; linking assets to address health priorities; impacting obesity, mental health (including substance use treatment), diabetes and/or heart disease; and upstream factors that contribute to health.
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