Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

National Commission to Transform Public Health Data Systems

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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Summary Report/Recommendations

Data Collection and Analysis
Organizational Change/ Development
Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation formed the National Commission to Transform Public Health Data Systems in response to the health inequalities and insufficient cross-sector data-sharing capabilities that characterize the American health care system. The 16-member Commission, comprised of experts from the healthcare, community advocacy, business, government, and public health spaces, was tasked with examining the data and data-sharing systems needed to ensure a public health system that is representative of the situations and needs of all Americans. In a report published in 2021, the Commissions put forth a series of recommendations focused on the need to remedy the current disconnect between data on health inequalities and the history and social conditions that shape poor health outcomes to begin with.

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Outcomes of Interest

Capacity Building, Reduction of Health Disparities

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Setting(s) of Implementation

Clinical, Community

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