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Latest Blog Posts in 2019

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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Healthcare’s Mainstages Need More Experts in Lived Experience  

07.18.2019 | Meagan Puzacke, MSc

At a time when an increasing number of healthcare organizations are driving toward more equitable outcomes through community-led health improvement initiatives, it’s those with Expert Lived Experience whose voices are more important than ever. It’s time to see that value reflected on healthcare’s mainstages — and here’s how we get there.

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Rainbow Connects extends University Hospitals’ commitment to meeting patient needs outside doctor’s office

04.10.2019 | Health Leads

Rainbow Connects is a reboot of the hospital system’s collaboration with Health Leads, a two-year pilot initiative launched at UH in 2016, which served two small patient groups to see if helping with basic necessities would impact their health and wellbeing. Rainbow Connects is now primarily serving families at well-child pediatric visits and participants in the hospital system’s CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care visits.

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