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 that end, NHP is piloting a new set of 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 in or reports is made possible through a partnership with the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ), a collaborative of health systems throughout the state that publicly report 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.
Reports can be requested through any of our pilot NHP Navigator organizations including:
- Community-Academic Aging Research Network
- Collaborative Center for Health Equity
- Health Innovation Program
- ICTR-CAP Pilot Grant Program
- Population Health Institute
- Sonderegger Research Center for Improved Medication Outcomes
- Survey of the Health of Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers
- Wisconsin Public Health Research Network
- Wisconsin Partnership Program
Thank you to our sponsors, the Wisconsin Partnership Program and the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research for making this work possible. And thank you to our partners at the UW Population Health Institute, the Collaborative Center for Health Equity, and the Health Innovation Program for helping to design, build and launch the pilot reports and tools.
Our 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 would like any additional information or have feedback, contact the NHP Program Director, Jessica Bonham-Werling at firstname.lastname@example.org.