DASH Mentor Program

Check out our informational webinar with Q&A, program brochure, and introduction to the Mentors below. 

DASH Mentoring

The DASH Mentor Program is designed to celebrate and support the development and deepening of multi-sector collaboration and alignment by:

  1. Supporting, testing and documenting emerging collaborative efforts that seek to share data to help coordinate activities and align local systems and sectors toward common operations and outcomes.
  2. Strengthening established communities’ ability to provide support and consultation and transferring skills and knowledge directly to communities with less experience developing data systems.
  3. Creating and disseminating specific tools/products/resources that can be shared across the All In: Data for Community Health learning collaborative to increase state and/or community capacity to share data and strengthen collaboration among sectors.
  4. Enabling ongoing documentation, learning, and dissemination about pitfalls, best practices, and the mechanisms of success for local multi-sector community collaborations to systematically and sustainably share data.
  5. Enabling and encouraging opportunities for peer learning in the All In learning collaborative.

Mentors

The DASH Mentor Program supports seven experienced organizations (listed below) in offering targeted technical assistance or subject area expertise to small groups of “mentees.”  DASH funds both Mentors and Mentees to participate and has periodic calls for applications.  These opportunities are disseminated through the All In: Data for Community Health newsletter and online community.

  • 2-1-1 San Diego bridges health and social services with an equity lens to create a comprehensive care structure. As a leader in this space and in their community, 2-1-1 San Diego helps others address health equity and develop innovative responses to this work. Check out mentor specifics here.
  • Elevate Health builds and deploys transformative multi-sector strategies for equitable whole-person health across life stages. They work collaboratively across sectors with partners and stakeholders to think and act strategically around health goals. Check out mentor specifics here.
  • The University Center for Social and Urban Research is a hub for collaboration and interdisciplinary research around the social, economic, and health issues most relevant to our society. They also provide the technological and legal infrastructure for data-sharing throughout Western Pennsylvania for public sector agencies, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Check out mentor specifics here.
  • United Way Worldwide collaborates with local nonprofits, governments, and the private sector to identify the most pressing community needs and fight for solutions to improve health, financial stability, and education success. They are also a national leader in information referral services. Check out mentor specifics here.
  • The Civic Canopy a community-based organization transforming the way complex problems are solved. They have more than a decade of facilitating multisector collaboration, choosing community health indicators, and addressing priorities. Check out mentor specifics here.
  • The Corporation for Supportive Housing is focused on housing solutions to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources, and build healthy communities. CSH created an open-source data integration tool to help communities integrate homeless services and jail data in order to create a much more accurate illustration of an individual’s service needs. Check out mentor specifics here.
  • Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) combines research, evaluation, analytics, and consulting from within a large health care delivery system. Working across sectors in health care, housing, criminal justice, and education CORE works to collect and analyze multisector data for community health improvement, policy change, and system transformation. Check out mentor specifics here.

Application resources

Meet the Mentors and Mentees

Learn more about the past cohorts here.  Mentors and Mentees are all members of the All In: Data for Community Health online peer learning community at allin.healthdoers.org, and you may see them participating in discussions from time to time.

Informational Webinar

The DASH National Program Office hosted an informational webinar on December 5th embedded below.

DASH Mentor Program Informational Webinar from AllInData4Health on Vimeo.

How to apply

On December 2nd, DASH will open the applications with the deadline to submit by December 23rd, 2019.

Timeline

  • November 26, 2019 – Announcement for the DASH Mentor Program 2
  • December 2, 2019 – Applications for the DASH Mentor Program 2 Open
  • December 5, 2019 – Informational webinar on Thursday, December 5th at 12pm Central with interactive Q&A. Register for the webinar here.
  • December 23, 2019 – Application deadline
  • End of January 2020 – Awardees notified
  • Early February 2020 – Contracts initiated
  • December 1, 2020 – Contracts end
  • December 31, 2020 – Final evaluation due

How to join All In

If you’re new to All In, the first step to join is to sign up for the online community (allin.healthdoers.org) and create an individual member profile. If you do so by the application deadline, you will be eligible for funding from the DASH Mentor Program.

Questions?

Please direct all questions regarding the DASH Mentor Program to info@dashconnect.org with the subject line: “Mentor Program.” You can also read answers to FAQs that were submitted about the inaugural call for applications.