DASH Community Impact Awardees

DASH has awarded over 50 Community Impact contracts to help local multi-sector collaborations catalyze their efforts to share and use data to improve health, equity, and build a culture of health in their communities.

DASH community funding contracts up to $25,000 of support for time-limited activities that build local collaborations’ skills and capacity at the community or regional level to:

  • Strengthen established collaboratives’ ability to develop data systems that span sectors and bring in new stakeholders
  • Support key elements or deliverables that help collaborations move data-sharing efforts forward
  • Identify key ways that collective learning and action accelerate and promote these activities
  • Develop cohorts that share a focus to pursue equity (especially racial health equity) in multi-sector data system development intended to improve community health, well-being, and equity
  • Increase sustainable capacity of community-based social service organizations to lead and leverage collaboration and data system development intended to improve community health, well-being, and equity

In addition to funding for technical assistance, CIC awardees also receive support to participate in All In: Data for Community Health—a learning collaborative of 100+ communities across the country working to collaboratively build data systems from multiple sectors to better understand and address health challenges.

DASH ABCD Awardees: February – August 2022

DASH is pleased to announce 11 awardees for the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Cohort. The cohort is designed for organizations and organizers that are highly interested in developing their work through an ABCD program design, which prioritizes local strengths and assets, especially grass-roots community leadership, in order to engage in health equity work.

Awardees will receive $20,000 to support the work of their collaboration, especially resident engagement costs; learning and engagement opportunities from peer collaborations; coaching from ABCD coaches; and a $2,000 mini-award for participating in the selection process as compensation for honoring community knowledge.

  • Alabama: Faith in Action Alabama (Peacemakers) is implementing proven gun violence prevention and community based public health strategies through grassroots organizing and faith-based principles across 4 cities.
  • Florida: Community Studios (Florida association of Place Based Initiatives) is committed to developing resident-led place-based initiatives to bring about community transformation across five communities.
  • Chicago, Illinois: DePaul University (Kids off the Block) is working to address high gun violence in the Roseland neighborhood by elevating youth voice.
  • Jefferson Parish, LA: The Micah Project (Racial Justice and Health Equity Collaboration) is improving health equity in local communities through a faith-based coalition.
  • Burlington, NJ: The Opportunity League (VILLAGES Community Marketplace) is opening community marketplaces that will provide access to fresh food, employment & career training, community education, and space for community engagement & events.
  • Hammonton, NJ: Allies in Caring (Hammonton Connectors) is focused on improving physical and psychological health of Hammonton residents through creative programs drawing on local wisdom and needs.
  • Durham, NC: Triangle Bikeworks (Let’s Ride!) seeks the communities they serve to have equitable access to health, education, and enriching services and experiences from providers who value them, their experiences, and their possibilities through organizing cycling activities and providing health services and education.
  • Robeson County, NC: North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (Peer Health: Indigenous Community Healing) is engaging indigenous communities around disrupting violence through trainings led by members of their communities and enabling participants to become peer health leaders.
  • Western North Carolina: Hola Carolina (Equally Informed – Equity in Health for Immigrant Communities in Western NC) is bridging the information divide (reducing barriers to trustworthy information, combating misinformation, etc.) and improving communication for the Spanish-speaking community.
  • Central Ohio: Ohio History Connection (ENACT – Emerging New American Community Team) is empowering emerging Central Ohio New American leaders to become advocates for their local community.
  • Harris County, TX: The Center for Civic and Public Policy Improvement (Health Equity Collective) is developing a community information exchange (CIE) that will link healthcare patient data in a local health information exchange (HIE).

CIC- Cohort Awardees: January 2021 – June 2021

  • Kerrville, TX: Light on the Hill is working on an integrated model/framework of health/wellness pathways for a marginalized population within the health and food security sectors/components. 
  • Cedar Rapids, IA: Linn County Public Health is working across sectors to coordinate services in a shared data system to help clients set goals, record actions, and track progress towards better health, education, and financial stability. 
  • Salinas, CA: United Way Monterey County has developed Smart Referral Software (SRS) that supports the goals of the Active Referral Network (ARN) by allowing partners to make “closed-loop” referrals and document when referrals lead to services. The SRS also provides for the measurement of the social determinants of health outcomes of those services.
  • Sarasota, FL: The Multicultural Health Institute has developed a preliminary equitable data process and survey tool that incorporate SDOH questions, listening sessions with residents to edit the data cycle and a community survey. 
  • Northampton, MA: The Northampton Health Department is working on a project to move access to the existing health information exchange (HIE) database currently located on their Hampshire HOPE website, to a neutral site to provide an inclusive platform for all parties involved to use.
  • Winchester, VA: United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley is creating an integrated service delivery model that increases efficiency and collaboration among partners and expands their data-sharing platform.
  • Iowa City, IA: Prevention Research Center for Rural Health of the University of Iowa College of Public Health is partnering with Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice (MMJ), a legal service and immigration advocacy organization, to develop a Health Equity Data Portal with information on barriers and resources affecting immigrant, refugee and mixed-status communities throughout Iowa. 
  • San Antonio, TX: SA2020 has developed a website to strengthen community engagement and the ability of multi-sector organizations to address nuanced needs of San Antonians during COVID-19 and beyond.

CIC-START Awardees: February 2020 – December 2020

  • Richmond, TX: Fort Bend County is enhancing an existing data-sharing platform with a web portal for clients to give most vulnerable residents increased access to multi-sector services.
  • Dayton, OH: Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association is connecting multi-sector service providers in the HUB model of outcome- focused relationships to reach those at greatest risk with a system to collect data, track progress and report outcomes.
  • Memphis, TN: Green & Healthy Homes Initiative is leading a healthy housing partnership to train residents on how to assess homes and link families with housing services.
  • New York City, NY: Harlem United, FQHC, a member-owner of EngageWell Independent Practice Association of not-for-profit organizations working together to offer coordinated, integrated treatment options that include addressing social determinants of health is working to increase multi-sector data sharing and support new value-based payment agreements.
  • Sioux Falls, SD: Helpline Center is helping to make self-assessment of social needs through surveys more accessible to multi-sector agencies and support providers.
  • Minneapolis, MN: Hennepin County is facilitating the evaluation of substance use disorder interventions by creating a cross-sector data integration mechanism, piloted in emergency departments and jails.
  • Baltimore, MD: Howard County General Hospital is co-launching a Community Paramedicine program in partnership with a variety of social support agencies.  The DASH award allows them to merge data from four independent agencies across diverse sectors to share data and develop analytics to measure programmatic impact and sustainability.
  • Brunswick, ME: Maine Council on Aging is developing a local dashboard design with a community multi-stakeholder group and HIE to better understand and meet the needs of older adults.
  • Biloxi, MS: MSU / Gulf Coast Community Design Studio is collaborating with cross-sector teams at a very local level to develop place-based data-staring partnerships to address social determinants of health.
  • Salt Lake City, UT: Salt Lake County Health Department is developing a shared master person index (MPI) and county-wide data warehouse to streamline service delivery, resource allocation and other actions.
  • Edgewood, KY: St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Inc. is creating a data-driven response to address youth and adult mental health needs through a multi-sector collaborative.
  • Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh-of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education is advancing child health equity by creating a child health data explorer tool with open data.

CIC-START Awardees: October 2019 – March 2020

  • Hillside, IL:  The Housing + Health Bridge project is integrating homeless services with the health care systems. Led by Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County.
  • Chicago, IL: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is leading a multi-sector drowning surveillance system to inform Chicago’s Water Safety Plan.
  • Redmond, OR: Better Together Central Oregon is providing coaching to incorporate shared outcomes in health and education for continuous improvement processes.
  •  Boston, MA: Boston Medical Center Corporation is collecting health and housing data for multi-sector partners.
  • Camden, NJ: Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers is conducting cross-sector collaboration and data-sharing to strengthen whole-person care.
  • Tempe, AZ: Crisis Response Network Inc is working to align statewide 211, homelessness service providers, and rural health care plans to improve health equity and access.
  • New Haven, CT: DataHaven is developing a resident-led storytelling to transform innovative new datasets into powerful organizing, communications, and advocacy tools.
  • Quincy, MA: Blue Hills Community Health Alliance (CHNA 20) is building a data collection coalition to uncover the root causes of transportation-related barriers to care.
  • San Francisco, CA: Health Leads, Inc. is working with Bay Area community residents around housing affordability to help improve health outcomes.
  • Louisville, KY: Metro United Way, Inc. is developing a shared health, social services, and education data platform to connect students and families to social service and health supports.
  • Minneapolis, MN: Minneapolis Public Housing Authority is using a human-centered design approach to involve public housing residents in developing a dashboard.
  • St. Louis, MO: UMSL Community Innovation and Action Center is building a Community Information Exchange (CIE) that connects data across health and social service providers.
  •  Norfolk, VA.: United Way of South Hampton Roads is using a system of shared measures to track outcomes from both healthcare organizations and community-based initiatives.
  • Asheville, NC: WNC Health Network is using health data from a 16-county region in western North Carolina works to improve the stories with data through an equity lens across sectors.

CIC-START Awardees: January – June 2019

  • Spokane, WA: Advancing 2Gen Equity Through Multi-Sector Partnerships and Family Engagement is aligning multiple community health worker “navigators” into a system that supports low-income families with accessing resources to improve their economic mobility. Led by Northeast Community Center.
  • St. Louis, MO: All In for Babies, an effort led by the FLOURISH St. Louis multi-sector coalition, is bringing health and social service funders together around shared collective impact measures that inform resource investments to reduce racial disparities in infant mortality. Led by Generate Health.
  • Santa Cruz County, CA: All Santa Cruz: Alignment for Equity is combining separate initiatives and data sources into a single collective impact system to move towards greater equity of resource allocation to best reach community members with the greatest need. Led by Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County.
  • Cleveland, OH: A Multisector Data Sharing Plan for EcoDistricts is designing a system for multi-sector data sharing, collection, and analysis to understand the effects of neighborhood revitalization efforts on community health. Led by MetroHealth Foundation, Inc.
  • New Orleans, LA: Caring for Those Who Cared for Us (C4C4) is sharing actionable social service data with health care organizations to enhance community-based care management for vulnerable seniors to enable them to age in place. Led by Louisiana Public Health Institute.
  • Philadelphia, PA: Electronic Referral Service for Community Assistance Programs is leveraging the Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) feeds from providers to connect uninsured and underinsured older adults to social service programs. Led by HealthShare Exchange.
  • Jersey City, NJ: Enhancing the Data Capacities of the Partnership for a Healthier JC is developing a multi-sector framework for collecting and analyzing neighborhood-based health data to improve the effectiveness of interventions that address health disparities. Led by Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services.
  • El Paso, TX: Facilitating the Integration of Primary Care and Mental Health through Common Screening Tools and Data Exchange is identifying universal screening measures to improve the detection of mental health issues and sharing the data through a health information exchange to improve care coordination. Led by Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange.
  • Harris County, TX: Implementing a Collaborative Multi-sector Group Decision Making Model in Support of Data Sharing Systems is piloting a new tool on an existing database platform with care coordination teams representing multiple sectors to deliver improved care plans for patients. Led by Health Care for Special Populations.
  • Charlotte, NC: Integrating Social and Health Data to Advance Equity and Public Health is linking social data with clinical information to better understand community health needs and evaluate programs aimed at improving upward mobility and health outcomes. Led by University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
  • Trenton, NJ: Powering Up: Accelerating Adoption of an Integrated, Cross-Sector Referral System is engaging new community referral partners to integrate social determinants of health data into the local health information exchange and analyzing the data to recommend improvements. Led by Trenton Health Team.
  • Tulsa, OK: Privacy-preserving Computation of Service Overlap (PiCoSO) is applying analytics technology to analyze the overlap between individuals who require basic needs assistance and those whose children attend early childhood education centers. Led by Restore Hope Ministries.
  • Stockton, CA: Reinvent South Stockton Coalition is working with partners to create a Results-Based Accountability data dashboard that shares performance outcomes on key strategic indicators for community improvement. Led by Tides Center.
  • New Mexico (statewide): Strengthening the New Mexico Community Data Collaborative is developing a data governance structure and framework to routinely assess and prioritize data needs for action. Led by Southwest Center for Health Innovation.
  • Northwest Colorado: Thriving NW Colorado Dashboard is developing five county-specific dashboards to use shared data for analysis of community health issues, strategy mapping, and neighborhood engagement. Led by Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership.
  • Guerneville, CA: West County Health Centers, Guerneville School District Community Collaborative is supporting collaborative efforts across federally qualified health centers and a school district to explore the use of high value data elements to evaluate and invest in joint activities that would impact chronic absenteeism. Led by West County Health Centers, Inc.

CIC-START Awardees: May – October 2018

  • Hood River and Wasco Counties, OR: Community Pathways Collaborative is integrating two existing data systems to seamlessly exchange referrals and information across health care, behavioral health, and social service sectors. Led by Jefferson Health Information Exchange d.b.a. Reliance eHealth Collaborative.
  • Denver, CO: East5ide Unified/Unido: Community Data to Drive Change is using Results Based Accountability methodology to harness community and partner perspectives and enable data-informed decision-making. Led by Civic Canopy.
  • Montgomery County, MD: Envisioning Equity in Montgomery County, Maryland Using Data is convening workshops with multi-sector stakeholders to develop indicators to address social and health inequities and recommend requirements for a new data sharing hub. Led by Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Whatcom County, WA: Ground-level Response and Coordinated Engagement (GRACE) Data Project is developing a plan to implement the GRACE client registry, a multi-sector data platform that will support individuals who have frequent contact with law enforcement, health care, social services, and other public systems. Led by Whatcom County.
  • Linn County, IA: Measuring Social Determinants of Health Progress Using Linn County C3 Shared Data Platform is creating, reviewing, and testing a social determinants of health assessment tool, which will be integrated into an existing multi-sector data platform. Led by Linn County Public Health.

CIC-START Awardees: January  – June 2018

  • Eureka, CA: Building a System – New Partners, New Sectors, New Data is adding new organizations, sectors, mental health client summary data, and facility alerts to their care coordination and alerts notification system. Led by North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network. 
  • Austin, TX: Community Data Ecosystem as a Vehicle for Care Integration is designing a “shared care plan” that imports goal statements and care instructions from different members of the interdisciplinary care team into an existing patient-controlled application. Led by Children’s Optimal Health.
  • Ontario, CA: Healthy Ontario Health Equity Data Project is leveraging its existing partnerships to create a shared definition and action plan for health equity related to the causes and drivers of obesity in Ontario, CA. Led by Partners for Better Health. 
  • Portland, ME: Maine’s Homeless Health Information Planning Collaborative is bringing together multi-sector stakeholders to explore sharing data between the homeless and health care service sectors, providing recommendations for data governance and consent management. Led by HealthInfoNet. 
  • Chicago, IL: Refining Data Exchange Platform is refining the algorithm and prototype for a platform for exchanging data between hospitals, health care payers, and the county’s Homeless Management Information System. Led by All Chicago Making Homelessness History.