Community Information Exchange: Using Data to Coordinate Care for People Experiencing Homelessness: Addressing COVID-19 and Beyond

As health centers continue to build innovative models to serve people experiencing homelessness, partnerships to address the social determinants of health become more crucial. A major challenge organizations face in building and sustaining these partnerships is communication and sharing relevant information to ensure coordinated care. Community Information Exchanges (CIE) build on the work the health care system has done to set up Health Information Exchanges and takes the next step towards integrating data with other service organizations.

This publication highlights what CIEs are, how they can be used, and how this could be beneficial during health care crises like COVID-19.