We are pleased to announce the pilot launch of the UW ICTR Neighborhood Health Partnerships Program (NHP).
Finding timely and accurate local health data – health information at the sub-county level - is a challenge we all face when prioritizing, scoping, implementing and evaluating health and health equity work. Health information is often only available at the county level or higher. Neighborhoods within counties are heterogeneous, and sub-county data can offer insight into patterns of health inequities and help identify local factors that can promote health and well-being.
To this end, the Health Innovation Program partnered with the Population Health Institute and Collaborative Center for Healthcare Quality to build NHP reports that provide information on a variety of health outcome and care measures at the ZIP code level. Available measures cross the continuum of care, including wellness, prevention, risk factors for chronic disease, and chronic disease management. We are also piloting a set of action tools to support communities and partners in understanding and using these measures to collaborate, form partnerships, and take evidenced-based action.
The data is made possible through a partnership with the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ), a collaborative of health systems throughout the state. WCHQ publicly reports standardized quality measures to improve healthcare quality and affordability.
The NHP reports and tools have a variety of potential uses for collaborations between community organizations, government agencies, researchers and health systems. They can be used to identify disparities in care and health status, target communities in need, develop and evaluate programs, and provide data to support advocacy and grant applications.
The NHP pilot will run through March 2021. During this period we will be focusing on testing the reports, tools and dissemination processes and welcome all feedback!
If you are interested in requesting reports, or learning more, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our sponsors, the Wisconsin Partnership Program and the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research for making this work possible.