Online Program

Networked for Action: Eau Claire County Health Data Web-Portal for Community Change

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

David Nelson, PhD, MS, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Terry Brandenburg, MPH, CPH, Institute for Health and Society, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Amy Kistner, MS, LPC, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Michael Hoadley, PhD, United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Eau Claire, WI
Elizabeth Giese, RN, MSPH, Eau Claire City-County Health Department, Eau Claire, WI
Cortney Draxler, CHES, BS, Eau Claire City-County Health Department, Eau Claire, WI
Gina Schemenauer, CHES, BS, Eau Claire City-County Health Department, Eau Claire, WI
The skills to accurately collect data and assess the health status in a community have increased significantly over the past decade and advances in technology have provided new tools to share health data with key stakeholders. However accessibility is not enough; the data needs to drive health improvement in communities.

Community partners in Eau Claire County jointly invested in a web-portal that provides access to countywide health data. Community leaders in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin have conducted research to identify best practices in using a community web-portal to move “data to action”. Specifically the project targeted policymakers, the media, and key community stakeholders to increase their understanding of population health data, remove barriers to access the data, and use data in their work responsibilities.

This presentation will report out the findings and best practices developed for a community to use a health data web portal.

Learning Areas:

Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Communication and informatics
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the potential opportunity for using a health data web portal to improve community health. Identify best practice methods for policymakers, the media and community stakeholders to better understand population health data. Analyze barriers and opportunities for key stakeholders to access and utilize population health data.

Keyword(s): Community Health Planning, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal and co-principal investigator of multiple grant funded projects focusing on community health issues; often in low income, at risk populations. In addition I have authored and co-authored dozens of peer reviewed articles on community health. My scientific and research interests include community engagement, obesity, and substance abuse.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.