In July 2015, Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) awarded AcademyHealth $2.2 million to lead theCommunity Health Peer Learning Program (CHP). Through the CHP program, communities will identify data solutions, accelerate local progress, disseminate best practices and learning guides, help inform national strategy around population health challenges, and align with other delivery system reform efforts driving toward better care, smarter spending of health care dollars, and healthier people.
Following a competitive National Call for Applications, AcademyHealth announced the 15 communities - five Participant Communities and ten Subject Matter Expert Communities - selected to participate. Please visit the AcademyHealth website for information on each of the 15 communities selected.
Aimed at improving community health through expanded sharing and use of electronic data across sectors, the CHP Program brings communities across the nation together to learn from shared experiences and promising practices. The CHP Program recognizes that, because so many factors outside of health care - such as food, education, and housing - influence health, greater data sharing across sectors is needed to improve community health. CHP communities will be doing just this – linking critical information from within and outside of health care to address challenges ranging from pediatric asthma to at-risk individuals facing housing insecurity.