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Progress through Collaboration

The Health Leads Network was created to bring action-oriented practitioners together to collaborate, share, and learn from each other. Together, we’ll translate critical front-line experience into tangible tools, guidance, and learning opportunities — all designed to support you in advancing the integration of essential needs into community-led health initiatives. Read our welcome message and check out the Network Overview to learn more about how we work and learn together.

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Strength in Community

The Health Leads Network is a community of healthcare practitioners and caregivers who are taking action to address essential needs within their organizations. They work in a wide range of health system roles and settings — but share a commitment to drive improvement initiatives on the ground and advance health equity in their communities.

The Network promotes collective learning by sharing promising practices gathered through on-the-ground engagements across the country. Members contribute practical knowledge and expertise, participate in collaborative learning and insight development, and access new ideas and approaches through a growing library of tools and resources.

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Our North Star: Health Equity

The Network offers the kind of tangible resources, learning, and community that healthcare practitioners need to turn community health goals into action. Our efforts tackle several of the key barriers front-line practitioners and caregivers face in pursuing health equity.

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Health Leads Network Content

Who Has the Power? – An Analysis of Where Power Lies Within SDOH Interventions

In September 2021, Health Leads conducted a workshop at the Community Information Exchange (CIE) Summit to explore the current state of the technology-driven approaches for social determinants of health (SDOH) interventions. Workshop participants discussed and visualized how current approaches to SDOH interventions both obstruct and promote anti-racism and equity advancement, and reflected on whether their organizations’ SDOH interventions facilitate liberation for oppressed communities.

Leveraging CIE for Public Health Needs and Response

Leveraging CIE for Public Health Needs and Response explores the current state of public health data infrastructure and how the CIE model can inspire public health to adopt a more community-driven approach to data infrastructure that supports cross-sector information sharing and is truly responsive to community needs. Like many sectors that operate within systems that have perpetuated or exacerbated racial inequities, public health is reckoning with ways to better gather and interpret data to actively address structural barriers to health.

Our library of resources grows each week with the addition of new tools, research and best practices — covering these key barriers and a number of other important topics. Take a look at all we offer.

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Have questions on how the Network can support your work? Want additional information on opportunities for collaboration or learning? Don’t hesitate to reach out directly. We’d love to hear from you!