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Better Health's work referenced in podcast on the importance of data analytics
For physicians, it is important to to understand their patient base. In his October 1st podcast titled 'Unleashing the True Power of the Physician,' Thomas S. Campanella, J.D., M.A., Director of Health Care MBA & Professor of Health Economics at Baldwin Wallace University cites Better Health's efforts in data sharing to harvest best practices that become actionable at the clinic level. Other topics of note include disruption in healthcare, telemedicine and policy changes impacting independent physicians.

To listen in, click here.

Vaping panel discussion video now available
Watch one of the most anticipated sessions from our June 21st Learning Collaborative as ideastream's Mike McIntyre moderates a panel of experts from CWRU, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Childrens, Bellfaire JCB and more who share data and research as well as a peer-support program created by high school students to kick the addiction to this burgeoning health crisis.

Watch the two-part video series.

"Healthy People, Healthy Communities" presentations are now available
If you weren't able to attend our Summer Learning Collaborative on June 21st or if you did attend and would like access to presentations from the day's inspiring speakers, we've now made them available on our website. Download presentations on topics like cross-sector data sharing for healthier communities, local clinic-to-community health linkages, the work of Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, the Community Pathways HUB and more. To access or download presentations, click here.

Our latest reporting data on both adults and children has been released!
Our adult community health Report 23 includes 179,208 patients while our Children's Health Initiative Report 5 includes 264,550 children. Some key findings:
  • As compared to 2015, an additional 29,587 adults now meet the BP < 140/90 standard.
  • 32,855 children, or 16.4% have a BMI that puts them in the obese category.
  • 16,247 children ages 13-18 , or 28.6% have either an elevated or hypertensive blood pressure.
  • 45,465 children, or 17.2% have an asthma diagnosis.
We are also proud to present our 2018 'Gold Star' awards to 45 of our partner practices from 7 reporting health systems. To access and explore all of our latest adult and children's data and mapping click here.