What is NIC Doing?

Our Current Activities

Below are summaries of specific, on-the-ground activities in which we are engaged. Click on the title of each for more information.

Partnerships, Programs, and Platforms: Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Multi-Sector Data Sharing

NIC’s new environmental scan, “Partnerships, Programs, and Platforms,” provides an overview of the technology behind emerging multi-sector initiatives to address the social determinants of health and well-being.

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Lessons Learned, Moving Forward:
Advancing Information-Sharing in California and Beyond

We’re proud to announce the first online publication of the National Interoperability Collaboration, “Lessons Learned, Moving Forward: Advancing Information-Sharing in California and Beyond.” This e-zine provides key insights, lessons and recommendations from the recent NIC symposium in Sacramento.

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In the NIC of Time: Six Domains of Primary Focus

This unique document examines the commonalities and intersections across the six domains in which NIC works, with the aim of improving their interoperability and collaboration to better-address a broad array of health-related issues.

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NIC Reports and Case Studies

This new report reflects the results of a systemic scan of key documents and toolkits - as well as expert interviews - in order to provide guidance on interoperability and information-sharing. Later this year, NIC plans to publish a case study/playbook on the nation's opioid crisis.

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Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust

One of the most creative and potentially important interoperability initiatives in the U.S. is being conducted in California by SVRDT, a founding Partner of the National Interoperability Collaborative.

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Bridgeport Prospers: Cradle to Career

Bridgeport Prospers: Cradle to Career is an ambitious, multi-domain initiative that is bringing together education, hospitals, schools, public safety, early childhood and other relevant Department of Social Services programs to improve

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NIC is expanding, strengthening, coordinating, and leveraging existing public and private networks of individuals, agencies, and organizations to promote and optimize information-sharing, interoperability, and collaboration among health, human and social services, and other relevant domains at the national, state, and local levels. Its activities include governance, promotion of standards, and:

  • Enabling a community of practice through a collaborative web platform; sponsoring and partnering on webinars; organizing and participating in conferences; and additional activities.
  • Convening stakeholders regularly to share information, generate new ideas to further this work, shape specific projects, and provide feedback.
  • Operating a learning portal/hub to link networks and aggregate/disseminate knowledge, including by serving as a clearinghouse of materials, guidance, MOUs, white papers, and other documents relating to interoperability strategies and information-sharing practices.
  • Providing case studies, education, and technical assistance at all levels (community, state, federal), including to better-address health crises such as the opioid epidemic and through SOCI’s InterOptimability Training Curriculum and Certification (ITCC) program for individuals, agencies, and organizations.
  • Serving as a multi-sector, multi-disciplinary voice for NIC’s diverse public and private membership, including by educating the public, stakeholders, and policy leaders.
  • Identifying, developing and disseminating knowledge and core measures relating to standards, measures, progressive policies, promising and effective programs, and best practices (including through an environmental scan), all with the aim of enhancing outcomes and improving lives through improved interoperability, information-sharing, and collaboration.