LAPP Lessons: Engaging Community Voices

  The meaningful inclusion of community members in health-related research is critical to the success of these projects. But this approach comes with its own set of challenges. Here, we provide examples from the DASH funding program LAPP to help you and others succeed.   The Challenges of Community Research Communities and their members possess a unique knowledge base that is essential to creating sustainable and desirable health-related solutions. However, researchers have...
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Making a Change to Advance Community Health, Part Three: Shared Community Data Ecosystems

Data sharing allows us to see how social and health factors are related. Just as critically, data sharing can inform policy making to improve equitable health outcomes across the nation. Our latest webinar demonstrates how these simple truths translate into inspiring projects.   Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) has recently launched the webinar series “Advancing Community Health Through Equitable Data Ecosystems.” Our goal has been to share the DASH data-sharing framework, which is...
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New Brief: A Community-Centered Approach to Data Sharing and Policy Change

  Having a say in political and economic decision-making by including people with lived experiences in those very decisions are some of the biggest opportunities for improving public health. A funding program led by DASH and CHCS lays the foundation for that approach. Silos of Power Despite living in an electoral democracy, most people in the United States have little influence over politics given how powerful interests tend to curtail the effects of general voting. As a notable ...
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The Promise of the North Star Architecture Initiative

  The historical record shows that public health policies are the most effective way to address and prevent the kinds of population-wide health crises we are currently living through. But policies can only work if they bear the fingerprints of collaborating government bodies while also reflecting the needs and voices of people with lived experiences.   The Role of Public Policy Public policy can affect communities and public health in tangible ways. Namely, regulations buil...
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ARPA Funding Navigator: A Boon to Public Health

Public health is a collective, political matter, which makes policy and funding the primary tools for health improvement. This simple recognition renders the Georgia Health Policy Center’s ARPA funding navigator an invaluable contribution to American public health.   Why Policy Matters Physical well-being is health. But health isn’t just about physical well-being. Housing, financial security, green spaces in your neighborhood, and many other factors play a crucial role in your over...
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