IPHI Welcomes Waldo Mikels-Carrasco to Lead Center for Health Information Sharing and Innovation

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is pleased to announce Waldo Mikels-Carrasco as the Director of the Center for Health Information Sharing and Innovation (CHISI) and newest team member. He will also serve as the Co-director of Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), a national initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), which IPHI leads in partnership with its Michigan counterpart, MPHI. "Throughout his career, Waldo has focused on applied research and pra...
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CIC Update: Upcoming Cohort on Asset-based Community Development

DASH is seeking community organizers that are convening community members and organizations to identify interventions to combat health disparities in underserved areas. This cohort is for organizations and organizers that are highly interested in approaching this work through an Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) program design. To learn more about the basic principles of ABCD, check out their website. Cohort participants will engage directly with trained faculty through a curriculum, rece...
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Funding Opportunity: LAPP’s Second Round

With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) in partnership with the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), is awarding $80,000 to five awardees over 7 months as part of its Learning and Action in Policy and Partnerships (LAPP) program. The purpose of this second round of funding for the Learning and Action in Policy and Partnerships (LAPP) grant is to support coordinated local or state government and community partnerships as they leve...
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A Beacon of Community Hope: Light on the Hill at Mount Wesley

By Solomon Collins   BACKGROUND As a National Program Office (NPO) of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), works with communities across the country to build local capacity for multi-sector collaborations and data sharing efforts to inform an evidenced-based national movement toward a Culture of Health. The Community Impact Contracts (CIC) funding program offers access to direct technical assistance, targeted funds, subject matter expertise...
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Co-Creating a New Vision for Health & Wellness

By: Ruchi Patel, Northwestern University, Applied Practice Experience, Intern at Data Across Sectors for Health at IPHI   By addressing the social determinants of health - like barriers to accessing housing or food - community collaborations can catalyze a movement shifting efforts towards upstream factors like systemic racism. On Thursday, May 13th, 2021, All In: Data for Community Health hosted a webinar spotlight on Co-Creating a New Vision for Health & Wellness, in collaborati...
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