The DASH Mentor Program supports experienced organizations in creating opportunities that foster learning and implementation for small groups of “Mentees.” These cohorts consist of communities sharing a common interest in improving their local capacity to share multi-sector data as it relates to a particular topic area. A subject matter expert known as a DASH Mentor supports each cohort.
For more information on the DASH Mentor Program, check out the DASH publication, Interconnected: Data, Knowledge, and Action for Community Health, featuring 10 DASH Mentees.
The DASH Mentor Program has had three cycles thus far, listed below:
- Mentor 1.0: December 2018 – October 2019
- Mentor 2.0: February 2020 – November 2020
- Mentor 3.0: April 2021 – December 2021
About the DASH Mentors
DASH Mentors help to build the skills and capacity of participants that are working at the community or regional level to:
- Build and design data systems to routinely share data across sectors; and/or
- Design or implement initiatives based on shared multi-sector data that support community goals.
- Engage community members/people with *lived experience and staff of organizations from multiple sectors in planning for shared data systems.
The Mentors below led our most recent Mentee cohorts as part of Mentor 3.0:
Focus: Community Information Exchange. Review Mentor specifics.
Focus: Community engagement, accountable communities of health, continuum of care networks, sustainable financing by blended and braided funding. Review Mentor specifics.
Focus: Developing collaborative local data partnerships; data ecosystem mapping, community indicator dashboards, civic data literacy, data organization and management. Review Mentor specifics.
Focus: Care coordination for United Ways, collective impact, strengthening and leveraging 211 data. Review Mentor specifics.
Focus: Community engagement, engaging diverse stakeholders, collaboration strategies, buy-in and trust. Review Mentor specifics.
Focus: Health, housing and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data, partnership building, integrated data systems, open source data integration technology. Review Mentor specifics.
Focus: Developing shared vision, a data strategy and primary use case, data governance, analytics, communications. Review Mentor specifics.
DASH Mentor Cohorts 2018 – 2021
Below are our most recent Mentor Cohort groups from Mentor 3.0. For a full list of Awardees, please check out this Appendix.
2-1-1 San Diego / Community Information Exchange
Focus: Community Information Exchange, community voice, stakeholder engagement, community buy-in, vision and shared governance
- 211 Orange County, Aging and Disability Resource Connection/Dayle McIntosh Center for Disabilities, MindOC – Santa Ana, CA
- Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin, Children’s Wisconsin, Friedens Community Ministries Food Pantry – Milwaukee, WI
- Cradle 2 Career, Rochester Public School District, United Way of Olmsted County – Rochester, MN
- Maine Medical Association, Maine Council on Aging, HealthInfoNet, MeHAF – Portland, ME
- North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network, Humboldt Independent Practice Association, Humboldt Network of Family Resource Centers – Eureka, CA
- Public Health Solutions, Air NYC, Healthfirst, Inc – New York, NY
- United Way of Salt Lake, Intermountain Healthcare – Salt Lake City, UT
- United Way of Southeastern Idaho, Housing Alliance and Community Partnerships, Health West, United Way of Treasure Valley – Boise, ID
Focus: Health, housing and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data, partnership building, integrated data systems, open source data integration technology
- ChristianaCare Value Institute, Housing Alliance Delaware – Newark, DE
Focus: Developing shared vision, a data strategy and primary use case, data governance, analytics, communications
- Action Health Partners, North Central ACH, People for People of Greater Columbia 211, Washington 2-1-1 – Wenatchee, WA
- Communities of Excellence 2026, City of Excelsior Springs, Excelsior Springs SAFE – Excelsior Springs, MO
- Metropolitan Interdenominational Church First Response Center, Nashville/Davidson County Health Department, Music City PrEP Clinic, Meharry Medical College – Nashville, TN
- United Way of San Diego, Escondido High School, Education Compact, Interfaith Community Services – San Diego, CA
Focus: Community engagement, engaging diverse stakeholders, collaboration strategies, buy-in and trust
- Ingham County Health Department, Lansing Latino Health Alliance, Queering Medicine, MLK Commission of Mid Michigan – Lansing, MI
- South Cumberland Health Network, Middle Tennessee University Department of Social Work, Grundy Recovery Alliance Community Endeavor (G.R.A.C.E) – Monteagle, TN
- United Way of Larimer County, Larimer County Department of Human Services, Early Childhood Council of Larimer County – Fort Collins, CO
- University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester City School District, Systems Integration of the United Way of Greater Rochester – Rochester, NY
Focus: Developing collaborative local data partnerships; data ecosystem mapping, community indicator dashboards, civic data literacy, data organization and management
- Alabama Department of Mental Health, Alabama Medicaid Agency, University of Alabama – Montgomery, AL
- Atrium Health Foundation, City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Public Health Department, Johnson C. Smith University, School of Social Work – Charlotte, NC
- Center for Health Innovation, Farm to Table, New Mexico First – Silver City, NM
- Lackawanna County Office of Social Services, Center for Health & Human Services Research & Action, Wright Center for Community Health, United Way of Lackawanna & Wayne Counties – Scranton, PA
- Public Health Management Corporation, Philadelphia Department of Human Services, Community Legal Services – Philadelphia, PA
- United Way of Yellowstone County, Substance Abuse Connect, sciGaia – Billings, MT
Focus: Community engagement, accountable communities of health, continuum of care networks, sustainable financing by blended and braided funding
- Community Health Improvement Associates, Washington County Behavioral Health Board, Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, SUD Collaborative – Marietta, OH
- Interfaith Health and Hope Coalition, Bridging Communities, Inc., GenesisHOPE CDC, Sinai Grace Guild CDC – Detroit, MI
- Northern Michigan Health Consortium, Bay Area Transportation Authority, Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency – Charlevoix, MI
- VIA LINK, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services – New Orleans, LA
Focus: Care coordination for United Ways, collective impact, strengthening and leveraging 211 data
- Brookings Area United Way, Brookings County Youth Mentoring, Avera Behavioral Health, Brookings School District – Brookings, SD
- Maui United Way – Wailuku, HI
- United Way of Central Jersey, Raritan Bay Area YMCA, Community Child Care Solutions, NJ211 – Milltown, NJ
- United Way of Greater Cleveland, Better Health Partnership, Case Western Reserve University, The Center for Health Affairs – Cleveland, OH
- United Way of Greater Knoxville – Knoxville, TN
- United Way of Morgan County, Centennial Mental Health Center, Colorado Plains Medical Center (Community Health Equity Collaboration), Morgan County Food Coalition – Fort Morgan, CO
- United Way of Pierce County, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health – Tacoma, WA
- United Way of Southwest Georgia – Albany, GA