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Developing a Community Information Exchange (CIE) TM

In Southeastern Michigan, almost 40 percent of households struggle to meet their basic needs like housing, food, and health care. Individual and community health and well-being are profoundly influenced by the availability, accessibility, and performance both of health care systems and other social resources such as housing, food, utilities, safety, and transportation.

Health and human service organizations struggle to effectively address health-related social needs due to a lack of collaboration and information-sharing at a systems level. To address this fragmentation, United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM) has taken a leadership role in creating a Community Information Exchange (CIE).

A CIE has been defined as, “A community-led ecosystem comprised of multidisciplinary network partners who use a shared language, resource database, and integrated technology platforms to deliver enhanced community care planning.”

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