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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Making Connections Across “The Field”: The DASH Mentor Program and All In Affinity Group Cross-Over

Author: Susan Martinez, DASH Program Associate Spaces for peer-to-peer connections continue to help facilitate learning and engagement in Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH)’s funding programs, whether within or across the field of data-sharing for community health. DASH grantees are typically encouraged to join the All In: Data for Community Health Network and participate in learning collaborative offerings, including the All In Affinity Groups. For the DASH Mentor Program, the over...
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DASH Releases Publication on Successful Mentor Program

We are excited to announce the latest publication of Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) titled Interconnected: Data, Knowledge, and Action for Community Health. The publication details the important data-sharing work from the first two funding rounds of DASH’s Mentor Program. DASH is a national initiative that looks for new and better ways to help organizations in the public health, social services, and health care sectors share data with one another.  The Illinois Public Health Ins...
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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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Listening Session: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

All In hosted a Listening Session on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, with more than 75 participants to compare notes on community-by-community COVID response-what was working, what was not, and what additional information was needed. Here is a roundup of those conversations: Crisis Response Network in Arizona pivoted their Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) toward COVID related needs. Tyler Rosensteel, Director of HMIS at Crisis Response Network, joined to share their COVID response. They ...
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