HL7 SDOH CC FHIR IG Public Meeting Wednesday, June 16th
CMS HL7® FHIR Connectathon July 20th-22nd
The Gravity Project will be participating in the CMS Connectathon, stay tuned for further details on Gravity's track.
- Register for the CMS Connectathon here by July 1st. There is no cost to participate.
- To participate in Gravity's track, sign-up here.
Join the Gravity Project for Consensus Voting Thursday, June 24th
Join the Gravity Project as we conduct Social Isolation and Intimate Partner Violence consensus voting during the community meeting on June 24th.
- Voting will take place via poll during the community meeting. View Gravity's consensus process here.
Social Isolation and IPV Master List Uploaded June 1st
NEW SNOMED Publication
On March 1st, 2021, a majority of the Gravity Project’s submissions for new Food Insecurity codes to SNOMED were published. See SNOMED’s recent release here.
HIMSS SDOH Guide Published
The HIMSS Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Guide provides foundational knowledge about how health information and technology integrates social determinants of health data into care delivery settings. This guide covers the challenges and necessity of meaningful integration to improve care, health outcomes and health equity. View the guide here.
ONC Workshop: Advancing SDOH Data Use and Interoperability for Achieving Health Equity, June 18th
This workshop will explore existing and emerging data standards, tools, approaches, policies, models, and interventions for advancing the use and interoperability of non-clinical health data for individual and community health improvement. It will enable varying perspectives of health policymakers and health improvement implementers to highlight inventive solutions, share challenges, and ideas on data modernization to advance health equity. Register here.
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Request for Information (RFI): Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Government
OMB is requesting public input on how to evaluate opportunities, as allowable, to increase coordination, communication, and engagement with community-based and civil rights organizations. Input is due July 6th. Learn more about the RFI here.
CDC SDOH Grant: Closing the Gap with Social Determinants of Health Accelerator Plans
The CDC has announced the availability of funds to develop multi-sector action plans to address social determinants of health (SDOH). This opportunity is meant to accelerate actions in state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions that lead to improved chronic disease outcomes among persons experiencing health disparities and inequities. Applications are due July 6th.
New Coalition: Connecting for Better Health
Connecting for Better Health is a coalition of California's top industry leaders, including health plans, providers, patient advocates and other stakeholders that are united behind vastly improving the state’s health data infrastructure. Connecting for Better Health provides an educational forum for stakeholders on health information exchange as several pieces of legislation move forward in California. They host weekly meetings featuring guest speakers in research and industry, facilitate panel discussions with experts in the field, and publish fact sheets related to California's health data sharing infrastructure and policy. For more information contact Robby Franceschini at email@example.com.
SIREN Coffee & Science
Join SIREN Coffee & Science, a new virtual conversation series that SIREN is launching to provide a forum for experts to discuss hot topics in health and social care integration. The series of 30-minute live events started on January 22nd and will run through June. The events will also be disseminated on SIREN’s new podcast channel, where an introductory episode is already available!
COVID-19 and SDOH
Please visit and contribute to the Gravity Project SDOH COVID-19 Response page, where you'll find a blog and other resources. Anyone can view the blog, but a Confluence login is required for those who wish to post blog content. Click here for instructions on how to request a Confluence login. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for login and technical support.
The Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN), with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and in partnership with EMI Advisors, LLC, launched the Gravity Project in May 2019. The Gravity Project convenes stakeholders across the country through an open and transparent collaborative process where they develop and test consensus-based standards to facilitate SDOH data capture and exchange across a variety of systems and settings of care and social services.
The Gravity Project seeks to identify data elements and associated value sets to represent SDOH information documented in electronic health records (EHRs) across four clinical activities: screening, diagnosis, goal setting, and intervention activities. The Project deliverables are:
- Develop use cases that guide the development of standards to support SDOH data capture and exchange;
- Identify common data elements and their associated value sets to support the use cases;
- Develop a consensus-based set of recommendations on how best to capture and group these data elements for interoperable electronic exchange and aggregation;
- Collaborate with coding and terminology organizations to address coding gaps identified and apply for new codes;
- Develop, test, and ballot HL7 FHIR Implementation Guide(s) based on the defined use cases and coded data sets; and
- Develop Reference Implementation(s) to support real-world pilots and implementations.
Project objectives will be accomplished through bi-weekly virtual meetings and collaborative project product development through the HL7 project confluence page.
Project Timeline (Updated 2021.05.27)
Upcoming Gravity Project Meeting
|Date||Time||Topic||Webinar Information||Homework Documents and Links|
|24 June 2021||4:00-5:30pm ET / 1:00-2:30pm PT|
Social Isolation & IPV Consensus Vote
Elder Abuse: Screening and Diagnosis End to End Review
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Review: Elder Abuse
Join the Gravity Project!
The success of the Gravity Project depends on the contribution of volunteers who are eager to make rapid progress on the standardization of social determinants of health data. We need experts to contribute to and validate definitions for SDH related data elements and value sets. Participants are asked to join the project at any time either as a Committed Member or Other Interested Party as part of the HL7 Consensus Process. To join the project, sign up here.
- To check your project membership status, click here. If you wish to change your membership from Other Interested Party to Committed Member, please send an email request to GravityProject@emiadvisors.net .
- NOTE: Both member types can submit comments on project documentation. However, only Committed Members may vote on final documentation. If you would like to have voting rights, please change your membership status or join the project as a Committed Member.
|Evelyn Gallego||Program Manager||EMI Advisors, LLCemail@example.com|
|Carrie Lousberg||Project Manager||EMI Advisors, LLCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sara Behal||Project Analyst||EMI Advisors, LLCemail@example.com|
|Linda Hyde||Terminology Expert||EMI Advisors, LLCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sarah DeSilvey||Clinical Informatics Director||UVMemail@example.com|
|Bob Dierterle||Technical Director||Enable Care LLCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mark Savage||SDOH Policy Lead||Gravity Project||MarkSavage.eHealth@pacbell.net|
|Rose Serjack||Technical Project Manager||Gevity Consulting Inc.||email@example.com|
|Asha Immanuelle||Population Health Expert and Community Liaison||Independent Consultantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Greg Bloom||Solutions Architect||Open Referralemail@example.com|