Connect2 Community Network
Co-creating a connected system of whole person care
Connect2 Community Network is a unified community information exchange (CIE) being collaboratively developed by health and social service organizations in King County, WA.
Community-owned and governed by a multi-sector Advisory Group, it is dedicated to reducing health disparities and improving outcomes.
The network is building relationships and co-designing tools and policies to enable health, behavioral health, tribal, community and social service organizations to responsibly share information and coordinate services – so that no matter what door someone enters, they will receive the whole-person care and support they need to be healthy and thrive.
What’s a CIE?
A CIE, or Community Information Exchange, is a network of cross-sector partners – social service, community, tribal, government, physical and behavioral health organizations – who commit to coordinating care so that individuals have better access to the care and supports they need to improve their health. Partners access a shared network database where they contribute to a single longitudinal client record, share information and make bi-directional closed-loop referrals.
We are building a CIE that:
- Is a unified network across health and human services providers
- Is governed by the community
- Serves the needs of the community (not any one entity or vendor)
- Is interoperable (i.e., can integrate with other technology platforms)
- Operates as a public utility
Individuals, families and the organizations that serve them currently need to navigate many systems to access care and services.
It’s difficult to access the resources you need, because most systems don’t communicate or coordinate with one another.
CIE can help. It’s a community-owned network to support care coordination between systems and across sectors.
Strengthen the coordination of care for those in need by connecting people, service organizations, and community partners more quickly and more effectively – resulting in a
healthier, more equitable community for all.
– co-created in 2019 by 50+ King County organizations
211 San Diego, one of several regional CIEs around the country achieving impressive results
Importance of social services for better health outcomes, by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Digital health products for complex populations, by the Center for Health Care Strategies
Community Resource Referral Platforms, by the Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network
Learn More & Get Involved
Visit the Connect2 Community Network website for updates, events and opportunities to participate.