All In National Meeting Keynote Plenary Recap

This month, we launch the next story in the Recap Blog Series by highlighting the inspiring voice of Dr. Ruha Benjamin. DASH Communications Associate Solomon Collins shares lessons learned from this session. Read the blog post series here. What was your favorite part of Dr. Benjamin’s national meeting keynote, and why? We invite you to keep the dialogue going on in the All In Online Community.
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Meet Our 2021 CIC-Cohort Awardee Class

Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) is thrilled to announce that seven organizations and communities have been awarded Community Impact Contracts (CIC) that will run from January through June of 2021. DASH CIC funding contracts provide up to $25,000 to support time-limited activities that build local collaborations’ skills and capacity at the community or regional level to: Engage partners from multiple sectors in planning for shared data Systematically share data across sectors Des...
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Building Capacity of Early Stage Journeys – Reflections on DASH Mentor Program 2.0

By: Miriam Castro, Program Manager and Susan Martinez, Program Associate with Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) The second iteration of the Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) Mentor Program also referred to as Mentor 2.0, kicked off in February and ended in December 2020. Forty-two mentees were selected to work alongside 7 Mentor cohorts designed to support the development and deepening of multi-sector collaboration and alignment. Though COVID-19 hit and sidelined plans for many servin...
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Students Shaping Health Equity: Systems, Voice, & Policy

As the year comes to a close, the DASH team would like to take a moment to recognize and express gratitude to our amazing interns. These interns have invested their skills, time, and experience to help inform and shape our work, all in an effort to advance health equity.  We hope you enjoy reading their responses to the following questions as much as we did! What school do you attend or did you attend during your internship? What are you studying? What attracted you to DASH? Describe the p...
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Advancing Health, Well-Being, and Equity through Community-State Data-Sharing Partnerships

By Amy Hoffmaster, Alissa Beers, Center for Health Care Strategies; and Amanda Cavanagh, Data Across Sectors for Health at the Illinois Public Health Institute The importance of addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and health disparities is gaining increased recognition in the context of the health care delivery system as well as non-traditional or non-health policy areas (e.g., transportation, education, and housing). This recognition leads to a greater emphasis on how best to mee...
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