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Expand the sections below to view Success Story videos, read project descriptions, and learn more about each state’s work to improve population health.

Illinois - Health Impact Collaborative of Cook County

The Health Impact Collaborative of Cook County is a partnership of hospitals, health departments, and community organizations working to assess community health needs and assets, and to implement a shared plan to maximize health equity and wellness in Chicago and Cook County.

Degree of Integration: Collaboration

IOM Principles utilized:

  • Shared Goal of Population Health
  • Community Engagement
  • Aligned Leadership
  • Shared and Collaborative Use of Data
Indiana - Community Engaged Collaboration to Improve Well-Being

 

Vanderburgh County Health Department’s Switch2Health coalition convened nearby health departments, hospitals, health systems, leadership from local school corporations and private school systems, parents of young children, low income service providers, childcare providers, for and non-profit organizations, a local university, and more to develop a plan to increase vaccination rates among children.

Degree of Integration: Collaboration

IOM Principles utilized:

  • Aligned Leadership
  • Sustainable Systems
  • Shared and Collaborative Use of Data

To learn more about Indiana’s Community Engaged Collaboration to Improve Well-Being click here.

Michigan - Partnership for Dental Health in Michigan

 

The partnership for dental health involves the Washtenaw County Public Health Department and Packard Health in expanding oral health services in Washtenaw County. The collaboration resulted from a shared vision of a community that helps and supports residents to live as healthfully as possible – especially those residents with fewer resources or greater health disparities.

Degree of Integration: Partnership

IOM Principles utilized:

  • Shared Goal of Population Health
  • Aligned Leadership
  • Sustainability

To learn more about Michigan’s Partnership for Dental Health click here.

Minnesota - Community Health Needs Assessment in Minnesota

 

The Affordable Care Act established new federal mandates for not-for-profit hospitals and their community partners to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years. In Minnesota, The Center for Community Health was formed to align the process to collectively act to impact a shared public health priority while collaborating with public health agencies, non-profit health plans, hospitals and health systems across seven metropolitan counties.

Degree of Integration: Partnership

IOM Principles utilized:

  • Aligned Leadership
  • Shared and Collaborative Use of Data
  • Sustainable Systems

To learn more about Minnesota’s Community Health Needs Assessment click here.

Ohio - Using Data and Collective Impact to Improve Health and Health Care in Greater Cincinnati

 

The Health Collaborative is a multi-state, non-profit organization with the triple aim of reducing health care costs, improving patient care, and improving population health in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Health Collaborative has been a pioneer in bringing together multiple stakeholders to address primary care and community health.

Degree of Integration: Merger

IOM Principles utilized:

  • Shared and Collaborative Use of Data

To learn more about Ohio’s Health Collaborative click here.

Wisconsin - Partnering for a Healthier Central Wisconsin

The Central Wisconsin Health Partnership, a consortium representing six central Wisconsin counties, collaborated to improve access to behavioral health services for substance abuse and mental health prevention and intervention.

Degree of Integration: Collaboration 

IOM Principles utilized:

  • Shared Vision 
  • Sustainable Systems

To learn more about Wisconsin’s Central Wisconsin Health Partnership click here.

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