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What Essential Resource Data Tell Us about our COVID Recovery

11.18.2020 | Damon Francis MD

As we work to to flatten the next COVID-19 curve – the increased demand for essential resources like food, housing and income supports – it is critical that we lean on data to inform the path forward. In this post written with several of our Bay Area partners, we review various data sources to show how social services systems have been impacted by the pandemic and discuss the power of harnessing data in partnership with community input to shape interventions.

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Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative: Fostering Community-Driven Change During COVID-19 and Beyond

09.14.2020 | Health Leads

We recently spoke with Melissa Jones, Executive Director of the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII), to learn how her community has mobilized to meet the challenges of our new reality head on. We talked through what it means to build effective collaboration structures, push forward policy changes, and address the inequities that have been made more apparent than ever.

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The Power of Effective Community Partnerships: Spotlight on Cincinnati’s All Children Thrive Learning Network

07.14.2020 | Health Leads

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Andrew Beck about the All Children Thrive (ACT) Learning Network supported by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Uniquely positioned to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACT is an example of a network that is prioritizing community-wide aims, empowering caregivers, and setting measurable goals to effectively tackle challenging problems that can’t be solved by health systems alone.

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