Building Capacity of Early Stage Journeys – Reflections on DASH Mentor Program 2.0

By: Miriam Castro, Program Manager and Susan Martinez, Program Associate with Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) The second iteration of the Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) Mentor Program also referred to as Mentor 2.0, kicked off in February and ended in December 2020. Forty-two mentees were selected to work alongside 7 Mentor cohorts designed to support the development and deepening of multi-sector collaboration and alignment. Though COVID-19 hit and sidelined plans for many servin...
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Students Shaping Health Equity: Systems, Voice, & Policy

As the year comes to a close, the DASH team would like to take a moment to recognize and express gratitude to our amazing interns. These interns have invested their skills, time, and experience to help inform and shape our work, all in an effort to advance health equity.  We hope you enjoy reading their responses to the following questions as much as we did! What school do you attend or did you attend during your internship? What are you studying? What attracted you to DASH? Describe the p...
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Advancing Health, Equity, and Well-Being through Community-State Data-Sharing Partnerships

In the face of a pandemic, economic recession, and increasing calls for racial justice, communities around the country are leading innovative efforts across public health, health care, and social services sectors to address community members’ needs. Many of these multi-sector partnerships are focused on relationship building and data-sharing to advance their goals, yet opportunities also exist to connect with state policymakers who can contribute resources to enhance local efforts and guide broa...
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DASH CIC-Cohort Informational Webinar

Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) is excited to announce a new call for applications for Community Impact Contracts. DASH aims to help multi-sector collaborations catalyze their efforts to share and use data to improve health, equity, and build a culture of health in their communities. (more…)
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Advancing Health, Well-Being, and Equity through Community-State Data-Sharing Partnerships

By Amy Hoffmaster, Alissa Beers, Center for Health Care Strategies; and Amanda Cavanagh, Data Across Sectors for Health at the Illinois Public Health Institute The importance of addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and health disparities is gaining increased recognition in the context of the health care delivery system as well as non-traditional or non-health policy areas (e.g., transportation, education, and housing). This recognition leads to a greater emphasis on how best to mee...
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