Data Across Sectors for Health

Data Across Sectors for Health

The webinar covered promising practices for creating a multi-sector partnership, engaging community health champions, and sharing data and connecting information systems, in hopes of uniting across communities to address the social determinants of health. Representatives from Avondale Children Thrive, a multi-sector collaboration in Cincinnati, OH, shared how they are aligning residents and partners around a common vision and set of metrics to improve maternal and child health.

Projects Showcased

Avondale Children Thrive (ACT) reflects a cross-sector collaboration to address the social determinants of children’s health, and specifically, on those interventions that address maternal and child health early on. Partners seek to create an environment in which Avondale children, aged zero to six, are able to thrive related to a variety of factors, such as education, community engagement, safety, employment, and health. The program employs an innovative health champion model, drawn from, and for, the community and employs a door-to-door strategy—leveraging trust built as housing providers and neighbors.

Additional Resources

Read a summary of the questions asked by participants during the webinar and the answers provided by the presenters.

Dr. Andy Beck, a pediatrician at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center,  joined the All In podcast to discuss a project that is addressing disparities in hospital bed days for kids with asthma and respiratory issues in Cincinnati’s Avondale neighborhood.

Read an overview of their BUILD Health Challenge project, which is creating an environment in which Avondale children, aged zero to six, are able to thrive related to a variety of factors, such as education, community engagement, employment, and health.

Read an overview of their Community Health Peer Learning Program project, which integrated geographic informations systems with EHRs to reduce inpatient hospitalizations for pediatric patients.

This Bright Spot profile outlines key takeaways from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s efforts to improve transitions from the hospital back into the community.