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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A Time Capsule White Paper: The All In Publication

Lessons From the First Wave of COVID-19 March seems like a year ago, doesn’t it? So much has happened in these past 6 months. Whenever you turn on the T.V., there are endless news cycles of the number of new cases, followed by another segment on the importance of wearing masks. It seems like COVID is a never-ending newsreel as well as a bleak reality we all are trying to adapt to. This is a moment in time. We have found that moments beget stories that can help to see us through. In this most ...
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All In Webinar: Community Engagement and Governance

By Susan Martinez, Program Associate, Data Across Sectors for Health On August 20, All In hosted a showcase webinar featuring two former Data Across Sectors for Health CIC-START awardees: California-based Bay Area Health Justice Collective and Reinvent South Stockton Coalition, who have successfully demonstrated incorporating community governance structure into their data-sharing work. The webinar was moderated by Bilal Taylor, Senior Program and Policy Analyst with the Nemours Children’s Hea...
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DASH Mentee Meetup Goes Virtual

By Miriam Castro, Program Manager, Data Across Sectors for Health On August 7, Data Across Sectors for Health held its first Mentee Meetup with members of its DASH Mentor Program Round 2 Awardees. The DASH Mentee Meetup served as an opportunity to 1) introduce Mentees to peers across 7 Mentor cohorts and 2) facilitate connections so that mentees have new ideas to try out in order to advance their project work plans. Based on feedback from last round’s awardees, it seemed important to provide ...
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