SHAPE_Riverside____Strategic_Health_Alliance_Pursuing_EquityRiverside University Health System-Public Health (RUHSPH) is a collaborative of over 120 community organizations in California and currently using Healthy Community Institute’s Community Engagement Platform to pursue recognition from the Public Health Accreditation Board. Rather than have dozens of disjointed data silos, they are using the Platform as a centralized resource for all partners and the community to highlight priorities, track progress, and pinpoint disparities. RUHSPH’s initiated a “Health In All Policies” initiative and uses the HCI Platform for enabling local mayors and policy makers to incorporate health equity into new and revised policies.

We reviewed the HCI platform and found it to be an excellent tool to meet multiple PHAB requirements, including: conduct and disseminate assessments on population health status, inform and educate about public health issues, engage with the community, and evaluate and improve processes and interventions.Erin Curlee, Research Analyst, Riverside University Health System-Public Health