Gravity Project: Developing Data Standards to Address the Social Determinants of Health


Expand your horizons and delve into the leading edge work of Gravity Project, an HL7 FHIR Accelerator, collaborative initiative with the goal to develop consensus-driven data standards to support the collection, use, and exchange of data to address the social determinants of health (SDOH). In 2023, Gravity Project was named in the White House “US Playbook to Address the Social Determinants of Health” and ONC’s HTI-1 final rule requiring adoption of USCDI v3 as the standard for certification by January 2016 includes the four Gravity curated SDOH elements. Listen to learn about how data standards can accelerate your work as Health IT professionals to support individuals and families impacted by the opioid crisis.


Vanessa Candelora

Program Manager, Gravity Project

Sr. Consultant, Point-of-Care Partners 


Otto Reemelin

CIO, Southwest Human Development

Member of the CHIME OTF’s Technology and Interoperability subcommittee

What you’ll learn about:

– What Gravity Project is and why it exists.

– How it’s system agnostic and can be utilized in any EHR/system.

– Gravity Project’s existing/current/upcoming work.

– What Gravity Project offers, and who can access it and how.

– Why it was created and what issues and problems it’s addressing, with real world examples.

-How Gravity Project can help to reduce the trauma and stress for families of fragile infants seeking care from agencies in the community who specialize in neonatal abstinence syndrome, food insecurity, or housing instability.

-The top 3 takeaways everyone in healthcare IT should know so they can leverage the power of the Gravity Project.


The CHIME Opioid Task Force (OTF) was launched in early 2018 with a simple mission: to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic using the knowledge and expertise of the nation’s healthcare IT leaders. While our mission is simple, achieving it is not. Opioid addiction is a complex disease that requires long-term, if not lifetime, care from well-informed clinicians who are supported with easy-to-use and reliable tools.


CHIME Opioid Action Center

710 Avis Drive, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Phone: 1.734.665.0000


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