2023 Annual CA DxF Summit Recap – “Cultivating Connections: Expanding Health and Human Services Data Exchange to Advance Health Equity!”

Last month, the California Health and Human Services’ Center for Data Insights and Innovation, California Health Care Foundation, and Connecting for Better Health, and Manifest MedEx co-hosted the 2023 Annual California Data Exchange Framework (DxF) Summit themed, “Cultivating Connections: Expanding Health and Human Services Data Exchange to Advance Health Equity!”

The event was held at Fort Mason for Arts & Culture located on the waterfront of San Francisco, CA. Health leaders, policy leaders, and community stakeholders from more than 85 agencies, associations, health plans, and healthcare organizations across the state and country attended and discussed ways to accelerate cross-entity collaboration through the Data Exchange Framework to meet California’s goals around advancing health equity, strengthening California’s healthcare and public health ecosystems, and providing whole person care so that our most vulnerable have more coordinated and comprehensive access to the social supports they need.

During this year’s summit, we focused on bold and honest conversations about the Data Exchange Framework and progress to implement the DxF, health data policies and their impact in our state, and how various initiatives that involve health and human services exchange are aligning or running parallel.

We heard from several speakers about national efforts to advance the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), California’s own Data Exchange Framework, CalAIM, public health data infrastructure, health equity, and more. We also provided time for our attendees, speakers, colleagues, and friends to meet and network at our evening receptions and our fun, outdoor lunch provided by some of San Francisco's best food trucks.

To all who were in attendance, we appreciate your time and willingness to participate in the event. We hope you found it as enlightening and inspiring as we did.

Additional resources:

To complement the program, we shared additional resources and supplemental background materials for speakers and attendees, which are provided below.

2023 Annual California DxF Summit Information: