Johnson County named a Peer-Learning Site for innovative approach to health and justice data

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Standing at the forefront of criminal justice innovation, Johnson County is joining three other counties as the inaugural group of Familiar Faces Initiative Peer-Learning Sites.

The initiative, created by the National Association of Counties, spotlights the standout work of these counties regarding their health and justice data systems – used to better support those in need of services.

The Familiar Faces Initiative models how data is used to coordinate care for individuals with health and behavioral health conditions. These individuals are considered “familiar faces” who frequently cycle through jails, homeless shelters, emergency departments and other crisis services.

As a peer learning site, Johnson County will share its innovative approach with the Familiar Faces network through calls, presentations, events and a community message board. It will also host in-person site visits April 12-13, 2023.

Each county announced as a Peer-Learning Site has a program supporting familiar faces. From jail reentry planning to intensive care management, these counties’ innovative approaches strive to improve outcomes for these individuals.

Johnson County stands at the forefront of service delivery through My Resource Connection, an internal data-sharing program. MyRC allows service providers to share client data between various agencies, while highlighting trends or gaps in service. The county then uses this data to better provide services to the community.

Learn more about the inaugural Peer-Learning Sites through NACo’s Familiar Faces Initiative.

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