DASH Mentor Program Awardees

The DASH Mentor Program supports experienced organizations in creating opportunities that foster learning and implementation for small groups of “Mentees.” Each cohort is led by a Mentor and is composed 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. 

For 3.0, which launched April 2021 and runs through November 2021, thirty-five teams of Mentees have been selected to work with one of Mentors, listed below:

2-1-1 San Diego

Focus: Community Information Exchange. Review Mentor specifics.

Elevate Health

Focus: Community engagement, accountable communities of health, continuum of care networks, sustainable financing by blended and braided funding. Review Mentor specifics.

Drexel University, Urban Health Collaborative and University of Pittsburgh, Center for Urban and Social Research

Focus: Developing collaborative local data partnerships; data ecosystem mapping, community indicator dashboards, civic data literacy, data organization and management. Review Mentor specifics.

United Way Worldwide

Focus: Care coordination for United Ways, collective impact, strengthening and leveraging 211 data. Review Mentor specifics.

Civic Canopy

Focus: Community engagement, engaging diverse stakeholders, collaboration strategies, buy-in and trust. Review Mentor specifics.

Corporation for Supportive Housing

Focus: Health, housing and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)  data, partnership building, integrated data systems, open source data integration technology. Review Mentor specifics.

Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Focus: Developing shared vision, a data strategy and primary use case, data governance, analytics, communications. Review Mentor specifics.

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.

DASH Mentor Cohorts 2021

2-1-1 San Diego / Community Information Exchange

Focus: Community Information Exchange, community voice, stakeholder engagement, community buy-in, vision and shared governance

Mentee Cohort:

  1. 211 Orange County, Aging and Disability Resource Connection/Dayle McIntosh Center for Disabilities, MindOC – Santa Ana, CA
  2. Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin, Children’s Wisconsin, Friedens Community Ministries Food Pantry – Milwaukee, WI
  3. Cradle 2 Career, Rochester Public School District, United Way of Olmsted County – Rochester, MN
  4. Maine Medical Association, Maine Council on Aging, HealthInfoNet, MeHAF – Portland, ME
  5. North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network, Humboldt Independent Practice Association, Humboldt Network of Family Resource Centers – Eureka, CA
  6. Public Health Solutions, Air NYC, Healthfirst, Inc – New York, NY
  7. United Way of Salt Lake, Intermountain Healthcare – Salt Lake City, UT
  8. United Way of Southeastern Idaho, Housing Alliance and Community Partnerships, Health West, United Way of Treasure Valley – Boise, ID

Corporation for Supportive Housing

Focus: Health, housing and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)  data, partnership building, integrated data systems, open source data integration technology

Mentee Cohort:

  1. ChristianaCare Value Institute, Housing Alliance Delaware – Newark, DE

Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Focus: Developing shared vision, a data strategy and primary use case, data governance, analytics, communications

Mentee Cohort:

  1. Action Health Partners, North Central ACH, People for People of Greater Columbia 211, Washington 2-1-1 –  Wenatchee, WA
  2. Communities of Excellence 2026, City of Excelsior Springs, Excelsior Springs SAFE – Excelsior Springs, MO
  3. Metropolitan Interdenominational Church First Response Center, Nashville/Davidson County Health Department, Music City PrEP Clinic, Meharry Medical College – Nashville, TN
  4. United Way of San Diego, Escondido High School, Education Compact, Interfaith Community Services – San Diego, CA

Civic Canopy

Focus: Community engagement, engaging diverse stakeholders, collaboration strategies, buy-in and trust

Mentee Cohort:

  1. Ingham County Health Department, Lansing Latino Health Alliance, Queering Medicine, MLK Commission of Mid Michigan – Lansing, MI
  2. South Cumberland Health Network, Middle Tennessee University Department of Social Work, Grundy Recovery Alliance Community Endeavor  (G.R.A.C.E) – Monteagle, TN
  3. United Way of Larimer County, Larimer County Department of Human Services, Early Childhood Council of Larimer County – Fort Collins, CO
  4. University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester City School District, Systems Integration of the United Way of Greater Rochester – Rochester, NY

Drexel University, Urban Health Collaborative and University of Pittsburgh, Center for Urban and Social Research

Focus: Developing collaborative local data partnerships; data ecosystem mapping, community indicator dashboards, civic data literacy, data organization and management

Mentee Cohort:

  1. Alabama Department of Mental Health, Alabama Medicaid Agency, University of Alabama – Montgomery, AL
  2. Atrium Health Foundation, City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Public Health Department, Johnson C. Smith University, School of Social Work – Charlotte, NC
  3. Center for Health Innovation, Farm to Table, New Mexico First – Silver City, NM
  4. 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
  5. Public Health Management Corporation, Philadelphia Department of Human Services, Community Legal Services – Philadelphia, PA
  6. United Way of Yellowstone County, Substance Abuse Connect, sciGaia –  Billings, MT

Elevate Health

Focus: Community engagement, accountable communities of health, continuum of care networks, sustainable financing by blended and braided funding

Mentee Cohort:

  1. Community Health Improvement Associates, Washington County Behavioral Health Board, Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, SUD Collaborative – Marietta, OH
  2. Interfaith Health and Hope Coalition, Bridging Communities, Inc., GenesisHOPE CDC, Sinai Grace Guild CDC – Detroit, MI
  3. Northern Michigan Health Consortium, Bay Area Transportation Authority, Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency – Charlevoix, MI
  4. VIA LINK, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services – New Orleans, LA

United Way Worldwide

Focus: Care coordination for United Ways, collective impact, strengthening and leveraging 211 data

Mentee Cohort:

  1. Brookings Area United Way, Brookings County Youth Mentoring, Avera Behavioral Health, Brookings School District – Brookings, SD
  2. Maui United WayWailuku, HI
  3. United Way of Central Jersey, Raritan Bay Area YMCA, Community Child Care Solutions, NJ211 – Milltown, NJ
  4. United Way of Greater Cleveland, Better Health Partnership, Case Western Reserve University, The Center for Health Affairs – Cleveland, OH
  5. United Way of Greater KnoxvilleKnoxville, TN
  6. United Way of Morgan County, Centennial Mental Health Center, Colorado Plains Medical Center (Community Health Equity Collaboration), Morgan County Food Coalition – Fort Morgan, CO
  7. United Way of Pierce County, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health – Tacoma, WA
  8. United Way of Southwest GeorgiaAlbany, GA