Welcome to the Gravity SDOH COVID-19 response page. This page is intended to be a space for the Gravity Project Collaborative to discuss the COVD-19 Pandemic in relation to SDOH. Please share comments and relevant links below in the blog section below.

The Gravity Project is a national collective charged with building the data standards for social determinants of health (SDOH). From both a medical and economic perspective, COVID-19 has made documenting and sharing data on social risks ever more pressing. In the presence of the crisis, we have fast tracked our data standards work. We have also broadly engaged our community to leverage connections and existing technology to brainstorm current solutions. In addition, as part of our current housing domain work, we are mapping the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data to clinical activities, and working with HMIS vendors to leverage mature data standards like the HL7 Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) Document Templates, to allow seamless data transfer through Health Information Exchange (HIE) platforms.

Gravity Project SDOH COVID-19 Response Blog

FYI participants will need a HL7 login to create a blog post and view comments. To  request a login follow the instructions here. If you experience difficulties developing a login please contact webmaster@hl7.org 

How to create a blog post (Requires being logged-in):

(1) Select the Blue ellipsis at the top center.


(2) Select "Blog Post"

(3) Please use one or more of the following labels by selecting the tag at the top center of your blog post draft. covid-19-standardscovid-19-sdohcovid-19-sdoh-food-insecurity, and covid-19-sdoh-housing) 

(4) Don't forget to publish when complete. 

NOTE: To make a comment on a blog that is posted below, select the title of the blog. The hyper link will lead to the original blog and the option to write a comment will be located at the bottom of the page.

This tables highlights some of the connections between the Gravity Project and COVID-19. 


National Call on Coronavirus and
COVID-19 HMIS Setup and Data Sharinghttps://files.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/COVID-19-HMIS-Setup-and-Data-Sharing.pdf
Using SDOH data to identify high-risk populations
for COVID-19 interventions and quarantine
Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network (SIREN) COVID-19 Resource Pagehttps://sirenetwork.ucsf.edu/covid-19-resources
HL7 COVID-19 Response Page & Zulip Chat COVID-19 Response Home
Health IT Interoperability Proving Groundhttps://www.healthit.gov/techlab/ipg/?tag=COVID-19