DASH Mentor Program Awardees

The DASH Mentor Program supports experienced organizations to create opportunities that foster learning and implementation for small groups of “mentees.” Each cohort is led by a Mentor and comprised of communities that share a common interest in improving their local capacity to share multi-sector data as it relates to a particular topic area. Thirty-two mentees have been selected for six cohorts.

The DASH Mentor Program is designed to celebrate and support the development and deepening of multi-sector collaboration and alignment by:

  1. Supporting, testing and documenting emerging collaborative efforts that seek to share data to help coordinate activities and align local systems and sectors toward common operations and outcomes
  2. Strengthening established communities’ ability to provide support and consultation and transferring skills and knowledge directly to communities with less experience developing data systems
  3. Creating and disseminating specific tools/products/resources that can be shared across the All In: Data for Community Health learning collaborative to increase state and/or community capacity to share data and strengthen collaboration among sectors
  4. Enabling ongoing documentation, learning, and dissemination about pitfalls, best practices, and the mechanisms of success for local multi-sector community collaborations to systematically and sustainably share data
  5. Enabling and encouraging opportunities for peer learning in the All In learning collaborative

DASH Mentor Cohorts

2-1-1 San Diego: Explore or Establish a Community Information Exchange (CIE)

2-1-1 San Diego will guide Mentees that are interested in establishing CIEs, a collective movement and technology platform that shifts how health and social service providers deliver person-centered care. Topics include CIE infrastructure, interoperable technology, community network, legal frameworks, and sustainability.

Mentee Communities:

  • 211-Broward
  • Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI)
  • Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council
  • Crisis Connections
  • Franklin County Public Health
  • Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County
  • Northwell Health

Civic Canopy: Address Community Priorities with a Data-Driven Vision

Civic Canopy will assist Mentees in implementing a data-driven approach in their own communities using collective indicators to improve community health. Topics include use of existing community, state, or national indicator datasets; facilitating cross-sector partnerships to embrace and integrate data as part of a shared vision; and strategic planning and implementation using the common indicators.

Mentee Communities:

  • Common Ground Health
  • Generate Health
  • Greater Detroit Area Health Council
  • Lakes Regional Healthcare
  • McHenry County Department of Health

Corporation for Supportive Housing: Combine Health and Housing Data

The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) will work with Mentees to implement an open source data tool that supports integration of homeless services, jail and other related datasets into their Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Use of this platform will allow communities to enhance their Coordinated Entry System and better address individual health and social service needs. Mentees will be supported by CSH in adopting the tool through support of the data sharing agreement process, use case development, and strategic planning.

Mentee Communities:

  • Homeward Alliance
  • Medical Research Analytics and Informatics Alliance (MRAIA)
  • Texas Homeless Network

HealthInfoNet: Integrate SDOH Data with Clinical Data

HealthInfoNet will support Mentees in engaging diverse stakeholders to share data across health care and community service providers. Topics include investigating existing technical capacity, assessing current resources available, and exploring how multi-sector data will be used in day-to-day workflows.

Mentee Communities:

  • DC Department of Health Care Finance
  • Division of TennCare
  • Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus
  • HealthierHere
  • Penquis
  • The Health Collaborative

CORE: Use Integrated Administrative Data for Research and Evaluation to Drive Policy and Systems Change

The Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) will support Mentees in using integrated administrative datasets (e.g. health care claims, housing, education, criminal justice) for community health improvement, policy change, and system transformation. Topics include developing data-driven business cases, designing data systems, and establishing priorities to use multi-sector data for research and evaluation.

Mentee Communities:

  • Flathead City-County Health Department
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Johnson County (KS) Department of Health and Environment
  • Minneapolis Public Housing Authority
  • United Way of Missoula County

University of Pittsburgh: Create and Expand a Robust Civic Data Infrastructure to Advance Community Health Priorities

The University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research will help Mentees in understanding and leveraging their local infrastructure to make data publicly available, enhancing collaborative data sharing partnerships, and establishing community indicator systems. Topics include data ecosystem mapping, civic data literacy, data infrastructure and governance, and information tools (portals, maps, etc.).

Mentee Communities:

  • Berrien County Health Department, Michigan
  • Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services
  • Eau Claire City-County Health Department
  • Georgia Public Health, West Central Health District
  • Gulf Coast Healthy Communities Collaborative
  • Reno County Health Department