Data Sharing and the Law

Workshop Proceedings: Deep Dive on Consent Data sharing initiatives can be hyper-local, but they are all subject to the same federal laws regarding privacy and consent. Working through Data Sharing Consent or Release of Information forms can be almost frightening in this highly regulated landscape. During a Deep Dive workshop at the 2018 All In: Data for Community Health National Meeting, attorneys from the Network for Public Health Law explored when consent may or may not be the key to shar...
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Two New Funding Opportunities

Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) is pleased to announce two funding opportunities intended to help local collaborations advance their efforts to share and use multi-sector data to improve community health. Register for upcoming informational webinars to learn more! DASH CIC-START Progam DASH CIC-START provides support for near-term activities that help local collaborations take meaningful steps toward planning or implementing multi-sector data systems. Up to 15 CIC-START contracts of up t...
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Housing and Homelessness: Unlocking the Value of Data Sharing

Primary Stakeholder: Public Housing Authorities Housing is inextricably linked to health, making the housing sector a crucial partner for data sharing initiatives focused on improving community health. It's clear that integrated data that is timely, accurate, and precise can be a powerful tool for stakeholders in both sectors, empowering them to better understand issues in their communities, make smarter decisions, and improve results. This paper provides guidance for exploring the value of sha...
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Introduction: Unlocking the Value of Data Sharing

Multi-sector collaboration requires us to go beyond what is comfortable and familiar. This short paper introduces you to a basic method for reaching out to those in your community who may share your interest in collaborating and sharing data. We walk through three basic steps for outreach and provide questions to guide your conversation: Do your homework - Who should you talk to? Reach out and listen - What do they care about? Identify shared value - What's in it for us? This paper...
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Unlocking the Value of Data Sharing Series

A Look Across Five Sectors This series of papers provides an overview and framework for reaching out to stakeholders or potential partners from other sectors that may share your interest in collaborating and sharing data to improve community health. Knowing your audience will help your collaboration craft a successful and productive outreach strategy, strengthen your partnerships, and ensure ongoing sustainability by clearly defining and articulating the value of sharing data across sectors. ...
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Listen to the All In Podcast

On the new All In: Data for Community Health podcast, DASH Co-Director Peter Eckart talks to local leaders who are tackling these challenges head on and going “All In” to collaborate with other sectors to systematically share data to improve community health.
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DASH Mentor Program

Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for multi-sector community health initiatives that are in the advanced stages of data sharing. The DASH Mentor Program recognizes high achievement in multi-sector data sharing and seeks to amplify and replicate successful local efforts. Awardees will receive up to $50,000 to serve as "Mentors" for the All In: Data for Community Health network, spreading their knowledge and supporting peers while continuing to ...
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A Shared Agenda for Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Medicaid

By Clare Tanner, PhD, Co-Director of Data Across Sectors for Health at the Michigan Public Health Institute A growing number of health care providers are strategically aligning with other sectors to collect data that allows them to gain a better understanding of patients’ social determinants of health (SDOH)—such as access to food, housing, and employment—as these factors have a profound impact on health. As Co-Director of Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), I have witnessed the challenges...
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DASH-CIC-START Enables More Communities to Go “All In” to Improve Health Through Data Sharing

All In: Data for Community Health, a learning network focused on transforming health through partnerships to share data, is actively working to help more communities make progress towards using multi-sector data to tackle community health challenges. In an effort to further support communities participating in All In, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) offered five new awards through CIC-START, a program that provides limited funds to help local leaders take meaningful steps toward planning o...
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