The HealthComp Foundation awards a three year grant to support HIP-Cuyahoga's coordinated community health assessment efforts.
HIP-Cuyahoga members have worked for the past five years to cultivate partnerships and relationships among health departments, the Center for Health Affairs (CHA), individual hospital systems and the regional hospital association to realize this vision.
A major accomplishment was achieved in late 2018, with the completion of the first-ever combined community health assessment that included the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH), Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) and University Hospitals (UH). This assessment met both the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and IRS requirements.
This group is actively working to complete more comprehensive assessment with Cuyahoga County hospitals due for another assessment, based on IRS requirements in 2019. Given the large regional footprint of many local health systems, there has been interest in developing a uniform approach to gathering primary data for the region that would generate efficiencies and cost savings for Northeast Ohio hospitals and public health stakeholders as they develop their community health systems.
To streamline the data integration, the grant will also provide initial funding to develop a data management and sharing hub, for a nine-county northeast Ohio region.
In November, HIP-Cuyahoga released the following: Cuyahoga County’s first joint community health assessment will help partners achieve the goal of Transforming Health Together