Big Cities, Big Data, Big Lessons! Leveraging Multi-Sector Data in Public Health to Address Social Determinants of Health

Big Cities, Big Data, Big Lessons! Leveraging Multi-Sector Data in Public Health to Address Social Determinants of Health

Slides

This webinar featured four community collaborations, led by health departments, working to integrate data from sectors that influence individual and community health, such as housing, education, social service, economic development, and safety.

Projects Showcased

The Allegheny County Health Department is forming a connected data warehouse that combines data from multiple sectors to create a more complete picture of the factors impacting the cardiovascular health of the county’s 1.2 million residents. 

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and its partners are creating a comprehensive dataset that encompasses small area health profiles that reflect the impact of social, economic, and other factors on community health outcomes.

The Baltimore City Health Department—working with a collaborative that includes the Mayor’s Office, CRISP (Maryland’s HIE), and community-based organizations—is creating a real-time data surveillance system that tracks fall-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations.

Public Health – Seattle & King County is partnering with local housing authorities to link housing data with Medicaid claims records. The result is de-identified data that can provide key information about the health issues facing residents. 

Additional Resources

DASH released a series of bright spot profiles highlighting specific aspects of grantee projects that made them successful in building multi-sector data sharing collaborations to improve health.

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and its partners are creating comprehensive small area health profiles of individual neighborhoods that reflect the potential impacts of social, economic, and other factors on community health.

Public Health – Seattle & King County is partnering with the King County Housing Authority and the Seattle Housing Authority to develop an integrated data system that will establish regular and bi-directional exchange of health and housing data.

 The Baltimore City Health Department is bringing a diverse set of stakeholders and organizations together to examine ways to reduce falls by tracking fall-related emergency department visits. 

The Allegheny County Health Department is forming a connected data warehouse that combines data from multiple sources to create a more complete picture of the factors impacting the cardiovascular health of the county’s 1.2 million residents.