DASH CIC-START

Call for Applications Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) is excited to announce a new call for applications for Community Impact Contracts – Strategic, Timely, Actionable, Replicable, Targeted (CIC-START). DASH CIC-START aims to help multi-sector collaborations catalyze their efforts to share and use data to improve health and build a culture of health in their communities. View the current awardees for examples of projects that are eligible. Award information Up to 15 CIC-START contracts ...
More

IPHI is Hiring a Program Associate for DASH

Download as PDF The Illinois Public Health Institute is seeking an energetic and well-organized team member to support program operations, coordination of evaluation activities, and other administration duties for virtual and in-person meetings and events for Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), a national program supporting local health data initiatives across the country. This position is ideal for a professional who is interested in gaining a national perspective on health, equity, and w...
More

IPHI is Hiring a Program Manager

Download as PDF The Illinois Public Health Institute is seeking an experienced and well‐organized team member to develop and implement program strategies, direct program operations, coordinate partner activities and support meetings and events for Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) and other grant‐funded programs of IPHI’s Center for Health Information and Technology. Description of Organization IPHI mobilizes stakeholders, catalyzes partnerships, and leads action to promote preventi...
More

A Shared Agenda for Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Medicaid

By Clare Tanner, PhD, Co-Director of Data Across Sectors for Health at the Michigan Public Health Institute A growing number of health care providers are strategically aligning with other sectors to collect data that allows them to gain a better understanding of patients’ social determinants of health (SDOH)—such as access to food, housing, and employment—as these factors have a profound impact on health. As Co-Director of Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), I have witnessed the challenges...
More

DASH-CIC-START Enables More Communities to Go “All In” to Improve Health Through Data Sharing

All In: Data for Community Health, a learning network focused on transforming health through partnerships to share data, is actively working to help more communities make progress towards using multi-sector data to tackle community health challenges. In an effort to further support communities participating in All In, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) offered five new awards through CIC-START, a program that provides limited funds to help local leaders take meaningful steps toward planning o...
More

Five New DASH Awardees “CIC-START” their Efforts to Improve Health through Data Sharing

Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), an initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Illinois Public Health Institute in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Institute, welcomes five new awardees to participate in a 6-month pilot initiative called CIC-START (Community Impact Contracts – Strategic, Timely, Actionable, Replicable, Targeted). DASH CIC-START aims to help local collaborations catalyze their efforts to share and use multi-sector data to improve commu...
More

Optimizing Workflows to Share Data Across Sectors: Promising Approaches to Improve Care Coordination

This blog was originally published on the On Center blog of the National Rural Health Resource Center.  To provide coordinated care that meets patients’ needs, many networks and communities are developing information systems to share data across clinical and social service settings. In order for these systems to be effective in connecting patients to the right services at the right time, care teams need access to relevant individual-level data that is seamlessly incorporated into their work p...
More

Creating Effective Training and Workflows to Improve Care Coordination

To provide coordinated care that meets patients’ needs, many communities are developing information systems to share data across clinical and social service settings. In order for these systems to be effective in connecting patients to the right services at the right time, care teams need to adjust their workflows to incorporate this new data into their current practice, often at several different organizations. Introducing new technologies or procedures into established workflows can pre...
More

The 500 Cities Project: What’s on the Horizon

What is 500 Cities? You may know that the secret to a healthier city is sharing data, but you have also probably discovered that finding and collecting data can be very challenging, particularly at the community level. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the CDC Foundation, recently released a wealth of data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Using a multilevel regression and poststratification (MRP) ap...
More

Exploring the Intersection of Clinical Data, Claims and Social Determinants of Health

At a recent HealthDoers Peer-to-Peer Event, 75+ stakeholders met to discuss promising approaches for combining social determinants of health (SDOH) data with traditional health care data. Kelly Cronin, MPH, director of the Office of Care Transformation at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Niall Brennan, former chief data officer at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), provided a national-level perspective on the role of SD...
More