The Cleveland Healthy Home Data Collaborative (CHHDC) is a new healthy housing data system. The initiative is grounded in neighborhood community engagement that enables physicians, public health officials, and the public to easily access collaborative, useful information to address health disparities—with a focus on asthma and lead poisoning. Geocoded housing data relevant to determinants of health is analyzed and prioritized to provide risk-stratified, place-based information. Value-added data from multi-sector sources is used for identifying lead-safe housing, determining patient risk for asthma, supporting public policy, and targeting public health programs.



BUILD and its communities apply bold, upstream, integrated, local, and data-driven (BUILD) approaches to improve health in communities that are adversely affected by upstream factors.


The current lead inspection portal is only the starting point for a coordinated system for public access and use of healthy homes information. CHHDC developed a data system that helps the public make housing decisions, and discover solutions to problems. It informs public health, physician, and hospital system actions to address population health, target resources to areas of greatest need, and support individual patients.


To address systemic barriers CHHDC: 1) engages the community and conducts research to fill knowledge gaps on what multi-sector housing data is most relevant;  2) supplies data to residents by overcoming the limitations of existing data platforms; and 3) addresses patient record and housing data disconnects to help care providers.


The partners use their strong experiential knowledge of healthy homes to pursue a new role in providing healthy home data and messaging for use by the participating hospitals to help patients at risk from home health hazards.


The community coalition includes authentic community partners deeply engaged in the target neighborhoods. The community partners recruit neighborhood residents and community leaders to be part of the data system design process and to test the developed data access application. Roundtables for all the partners focus on engaging community to promote health equity and incorporate community voices into the work of the partners.


Partners will utilize data platforms and electronic health records to inform individual health-related housing choices, provider-patient interactions, and policy. In aggregate, this data when linked, will help with predictive modeling to identify important housing data and where there efforts may have the greatest health impact.