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Press Release: CyncHealth Receives Health, Equity, & Well-being Grant

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CyncHealth Receives Health, Equity, & Well-being Grant

CyncHealth one of five entities to receive Robert Wood Johnson Foundation community partnership grant

La Vista, NE (2/28/2022) – CyncHealth has actively been linking healthcare partners and community based organizations to address social determinants of health through state-based Unite campaigns (e.g. Unite Nebraska or Unite Iowa). This work advances nationwide health, equity, and well-being efforts.

Today, CyncHealth is excited to announce it has been selected as one of five Data Across Sectors of Health (DASH) grantees as part of the Learning and Action in Policy and Partnerships (LAPP) program.

CyncHealth has been granted $80,000 to support sustainable, coordinated local or state government and community partnerships and leverage COVID-19 relief funds to advance policies for data sharing and data-integration efforts, improve a culture of health, and advance equity, and, importantly, inform state policy development.

The organization’s project is Developing a Roadmap for Democratizing Data for Housing and Homelessness Leveraging COVID-19 Funding.

“The focus of this project is leveraging the voices of those at risk for and that work directly with those at risk for homelessness to understand their data needs to address social determinants of health that affect housing,” said Joy Doll, OTD, OTR/L, Vice President, Community and Consumer Programs at CyncHealth.

The CyncHealth Social Care Team will engage community members and leaders at local community-based organizations to identify the opportunities and challenges for data sharing around housing and homelessness. A report will be written and distributed to leverage this work forward.

This is the second round of LAPP funding by Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) as part of the ongoing national effort to advance health, equity, and well-being through data sharing partnerships between communities and states. The program, called Learning and Action in Policy and Partnerships, is led by DASH, a collaboration between the Illinois Public Health Institute and its Michigan counterpart, MPHI; in partnership with the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). DASH is an initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

For more information about the grant and the four other projects, please read DASH’s press release here.

About CyncHealth 

CyncHealth’s mission is to bring trust and value to health information technology by creating solutions for moving health data forward. CyncHealth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a public/private governance model that includes health care providers, payers, and the State of Nebraska. CyncHealth is the designated statewide Health Information Exchange designed to share clinical and administrative data among providers in Nebraska and neighboring states. CyncHealth’s purpose is to achieve health care transformation through community betterment collaboration while protecting the security and privacy of medical information. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

About Data Across Sectors for Health

Supported through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, DASH supports collaborations that work together to improve the health of their communities, promote health equity, and contribute to a Culture of Health by strengthening information-sharing systems, engaging additional sectors and community members, and building sustainable capacity to work collaboratively toward community goals. DASH shares lessons learned from awardees to create a body of knowledge and advance this emerging field of sharing data and information across and beyond traditional health sectors, and leverages peer-to-peer connection opportunities to spread innovative approaches that address the root causes of inequity and poor health. The home for this network of dissemination is All In: Data for Community Health.

 About the Center for Health Care Strategies

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is a policy design and implementation partner devoted to improving outcomes for people enrolled in Medicaid. CHCS works across sectors and disciplines to connect people and ideas to spark insights, build expertise, strengthen leadership, and spread innovations. Its work focuses on making more effective, efficient, and equitable care possible for millions of people in the U.S. who face serious barriers to well-being, like poverty, complex health and social needs, and systemic racism. For more than 25 years, CHCS has collaborated with state Medicaid and related health and human services agencies across the country to shape how health care services are designed, financed, and delivered. For more information, visit www.chcs.org.

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