DASH Mentor Program

Call for Applications

Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for multi-sector community health initiatives seeking advice and mentorship to advance their local data sharing efforts.

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

Award Information

The DASH Mentor Program will support six experienced organizations to create opportunities that foster learning and implementation for small groups of “mentees.” Mentors have been selected and notified, and DASH is now seeking applications from potential Mentees.

Each Mentee cohort will be 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. Approximately 30 mentees will be selected for 6 cohorts. Each Mentee will receive up to $5,000 to support staff participation in the mentorship.

Application Resources

Meet the Mentors: Informational Webinar

The DASH National Program Office hosted an informational webinar to share information about the DASH Mentor Program and provide an opportunity for the six DASH Mentors to “pitch” their learning cohorts.

Eligibility

  1. Applicant has a clearly defined learning goal for the Mentorship program.
  2. Applicant organizations must be either a public entity or nonprofit that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  3. The applicant organization must be based in the United States or its territories.
  4. The applicant organization is a member of an existing community or regional collaboration – or has the opportunity to convene a multi-sectoral community collaboration.
  5. The applicant organization will have strong, active relationships with organizations in two or more other sectors relevant to community health improvement objectives (broadly understood); encompassing health care, public health, behavioral health,housing, human services, community development, education, transportation,criminal justice, public safety, the private sector, or other sector that has a stake in or impact on community health. If the applicant organization is in health care, it should have relationships in at least two other sectors.

How to join All In

If you’re new to All In, the first step to join is to sign up for the online community (allin.healthdoers.org) and create an individual member profile. If you do so by the application deadline, you will be eligible for funding from the DASH Mentor Program.

How to Apply

Applications for this program must be submitted via the application form by the application deadline: November 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm ET. A PDF of the questions can be found here.

Timeline

  • October 29, 2018: Mentee call for applications opens; Mentor Pitch Webinar
  • November 9, 2018: Mentee applications due
  • November 26, 2018: Selected Mentees are notified
  • December 3, 2018: Mentees officially begin

Questions?

Please direct all questions regarding the DASH Mentor Program to info@dashconnect.org with the subject line: “Mentor Program.” You can also read answers to FAQs that were submitted about this call for applications.