Your Guide to the 3rd Annual Community Information Exchange (CIE) Summit

Originally scheduled for May, the 2020 Community Information Exchange (CIE) Summit has moved to a virtual platform and is taking place on August 12-14. The COVID-19 pandemic and the murder of George Floyd has cast a spotlight on the impacts of systemic racism. The harmful impacts of long standing social and economic inequities that contribute to ill health are a public health emergency that can be mitigated by connecting information systems across sectors. The CIE Summit brings together ke...
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Using Local Health Data in a Pandemic

Guest Post By Kathleen Pritchard, PhD, President of Data You Can Use, Inc.   The public has seldom been exposed to as much data as we have since the COVID-19 pandemic hit American shores. But data has its limitations—and not all data is equal! Where it comes from? How it is used? What’s missing? These questions matter. To help sort out the deluge of graphs, charts and diagrams that are spreading with the pandemic, Data You Can Use sought guidance from local experts at a virtu...
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Crowdsourcing Ideas to Improve Mental Well-being and Housing Stability

The Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), launched a blog series last month called "Innovating through Cross-sector Alignment," sharing stories of innovative approaches to address needs unearthed by the COVID-19 pandemic in the hopes that other communities can learn from and possibly replicate those efforts. DASH is cross-posting these articles here. DASH and PHNCI partner on All In: Data for Community Health, a learning network of communities improving community health outcomes...
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Addressing Food Insecurity through Economic Partnerships

The Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), launched a blog series last month called "Innovating through Cross-sector Alignment," sharing stories of innovative approaches to address needs unearthed by the COVID-19 pandemic in the hopes that other communities can learn from and possibly replicate those efforts. DASH is cross-posting these articles here. DASH and PHNCI partner on All In: Data for Community Health, a learning network of communities improving community health outcomes...
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Community Informed Programming in a Time of Change

by Miriam Castro and Esther Babawande “Our connection to our community allowed us to be responsive to what was happening during COVID.”    Lauren Pennachio, Bay Area Health Justice Collective Manager In uncertain times, there’s power in being able to leverage the collective strength of the community. For the Bay Area Health Justice Collective’s (BAHJC) Housing is Health project, a Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) CIC-START grantee, prioritizing community voice was critical even du...
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