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Data Democratization: The Unsung Hero of Health Equity

06.25.2020 | Sheena Nahm McKinlay

Data democratization has a profound intersection with racial equity, histories of trauma and data extraction. It is a crucial step in dismantling existing structures of power and returning control of data to the people that allow it to exist - and it's happening across the U.S. Here's how it works. 

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Patient Perspectives on Addressing Social Needs in Primary Care Using a Screening and Resource Referral Intervention

12.02.2019 | Health Leads

We were honored to participate in this important study with our friends from Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, University of Washington, Clarify Health Solutions and Contra Costa Health Services. Read how a human-centered intervention not only improved patients' access to resources, but enabled them to report feeling listened to and cared for, which they perceived as noteworthy in their lives, and strengthen therapeutic relationships.

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Why ‘Small Data’ is Key to Community Health

09.09.2019 | Bridget Darby

Any organization that works to address community-level health inequities must think seriously about how to ensure data are not only mission-aligned, but actually build the kind of shared power needed to achieve health goals. In these situations, ‘Small Data’ can be just as important — if not moreso — than the Big Data we hear about so frequently. Here's what Small Data is and isn't.

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