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  1. END TO END HOUSING DATA ELEMENT READY FOR REVIEW! The Housing Instability and Homelessness Master List is now available here for end-to-end review and comments.  Please email your end-to-end review comments to by no later than the close of business on Thursday, July 9, 2020.
  2. NEW Food Insecurity Coding Submissions
    1. The Gravity Project recently completed submissions for new food insecurity codes to LOINC, ICD-10, and SNOMED-CT based on the coding gaps identified in the final food insecurity master list.  View the latest coding submissions here.
  3. SEND US YOUR DATA ELEMENTS for Inadequate Housing and Transportation
    1. Please continue to send us your data element concepts for Inadequate Housing and Transportation. Click here to submit your data element concepts.
  4. JOIN OUR NEXT Gravity Project Community Collaborative Meeting
    1. Please join us for the bi-weekly Gravity Project Community Meeting Thursday, June 25th
. This meeting and all bi-weekly meetings moving forward will be scheduled for 90 minutes.  The new meeting time will be from
    1.  from 4:00 - 5:30 pm ET (1:00 - 2:30 pm PT).  The
first 60 minutes will be used for housing domain data concept discussions and the remaining 30 minutes will focus on FHIR IG development updates.  The
    1. web meeting URL and dial-in information are available here.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, materials and recordings are posted here.


    1.  For further information, please visit the Gravity Project Meeting Schedule
  • Please review the latest Housing Data Elements!
      1. .
    1. The Gravity Project is HIRING! 
      1. The Gravity Project is looking for a new Senior Project Manager to manage all the Gravity workstreams and coordinate across our three Governance Committees.Please see job
    posting here.

    NEW SDOH Coding Submissions

    Lessons Learned from MIHN Interopathon and HL7 Connectathon

    View Lessons learned slides from the MIHN
      1. posting here. Qualified candidates can send their resumes to
    1. May FHIR IG Connectathon Reports are available for review.
      1. View Lessons Learned slides from the MIHIN Interopathon here.
      2. View Lessons Learned slides from HL7 May FHIR Connectathon here.

    COVID-19 and SDOH

    We have stood up a public collaboration space where everyone can share ideas and resources around COVID-19 and SDOH efforts.  Please visit and contribute to the new 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 for login and technical support. 

    Gravity Events and Newsletter

    • Click here to read more about recent national publications recognizing the significant work of the Gravity Project.
    • Gravity Project Team Member Authors New AHIMA Article. Read the Article, Beyond Z Codes, written by Linda Hyde here.

    Final Food Insecurity Data Set

    Gravity Project Sponsors

    We are currently seeking additional Gravity Project sponsors for our 2020 operations. This is an opportunity to be recognized as contributing to this critical national project! 

    Click the button below to view our current sponsors and inquire about your organization becoming a Gravity Project sponsor. 

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    titleGravity Project Sponsors

    Join the Gravity ProjectThe 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 .
    • 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.


    The Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN), with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and in partnership with EMI Advisors, LLC, is pleased to invite you to join the Gravity Project. Driven by the growing interest in capturing social risk and protective factor data in health care settings, the Gravity Project brings industry leaders together to identify and harmonize social risk and protective factor data for interoperable electronic health information exchange.The Gravity Project will convene a public collaborative process in 2019 and 2020 to accomplish the following goals for the social domains of food security, housing stability and quality, and transportation access:
    • Develop use cases to support documentation of specific social domains across screening, diagnosis, goal setting, and intervention activities within EHR and related systems;
    • 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; and
    • Initiate development of an HL7® Fast Health Interoperability Resource (FHIR®) Implementation Guide based on the defined use cases and associated data sets that will be finalized in the next phase of work.

    Project objectives will be accomplished through bi-weekly one-hour virtual meetings and collaborative project product development through the HL7 project confluence page.

    Upcoming Gravity Project Meeting

    DateTimeTopicWebinar InformationHomework Documents & Links
    25 June 20204:00-5:30pm ET / 1:00-2:30pm PTAGENDA
    • Phase I Review:  End-to-End Review of Housing Instability and Homelessness Data Elements
    • Phase II: Inadequate Housing Kickoff
    Please log on before dialing in and enter the provided participant ID.URL:  (415)655-0003Meeting ID:  738 112 808Password (for app users):  gravity

    Review and submit comments: Housing Instability and Homelessness Master List

    Submit: Inadequate Housing Concepts

    Email comments and feedback to

    Email sponsorship inquiries to

    Click here for project documentation and deliverables.

    Upcoming SDOH-CC Connectathon Participant MeetingDateTimeTopicWebinar InformationHomework Documents & LinksTBD3:00-4:00pm ET / 12:00-1:00pm PT
    • Participation Logistics-what to expect, Final Questions
    Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.URL:
    You can also dial in using your phone.
    (For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)
    United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073
    - One-touch: tel:+18773092073,,454082317#<tel:+18773092073,,454082317>
    United States: +1 (571) 317-3129
    - One-touch: tel:+15713173129,,454082317#<tel:+15713173129,,454082317>
    Access Code: 454 082 317New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:



    Gravity Project Governance

    The Gravity Project has transitioned to a more robust governance structure to facilitate and accommodate the project's growth and success.

    Project Timeline

    Project Contacts

    Evelyn GallegoProgram ManagerEMI Advisors,
    Lynette ElliottProject ManagerEMI Advisors,
    Katiya ShellProject Manager EMI Advisors,
    Marissa RiceCommunications AnalystEMI Advisors, 
    Lisa NelsonBob DierterleTechnical DirectorMaxMDEnable Care LLClnelson@maxrdieterle@enablecare.mdus
    Linda HydeCoding Subject Matter ExpertEMI Advisors,
    Caroline FichtenbergManaging
    Sarah DeSilveySDOH Clinical Informatics
    Mark SavageSDOH Data Policy LeadSIREN/


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