This report highlights ways that cross-sector data can guide the development of innovative initiatives to improve people’s lives. Examples include using data to inform a community needs assessment, build the case for a city-wide Housing First initiative, and guide a complex care intervention that begins in a county jail.
This report draws on the experiences of two leaders in cross-sector collaboration, the Iowa City Police Department and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, to show how cross-sector data can guide the development of innovative initiatives to improve people’s lives. The Iowa City Police Department, using strong relationships and Microsoft Excel, built the case for a Housing First program. The Camden Coalition relies on integrated data to inform the planning, implementation, and assessment of its jail-based reentry pilot project.
Lessons from both organizations’ experiences can be instructive to other groups at all stages of the data sharing process.
This report is one of a series of briefs and webinars outlining considerations for cross-sector data sharing to improve health and well-being. Each brief builds upon content presented in a webinar of the same topic.