The DASH Mentor Program is designed to celebrate and support the development and deepening of multi-sector collaboration and alignment by:
- 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.
- Strengthening established communities’ ability to provide support and consultation and transferring skills and knowledge directly to communities with less experience developing data systems.
- 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.
- 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.
- Enabling and encouraging opportunities for peer learning in the All In learning collaborative.
The DASH Mentor Program supports six experienced organizations 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.
Meet the Mentors and Mentees
Learn more about the 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.
The DASH National Program Office hosted an informational webinar to share information about the DASH Mentor Program and provide an opportunity for the six DASH Mentors to “pitch” their learning cohorts.
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.
Please direct all questions regarding the DASH Mentor Program to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Mentor Program.” You can also read answers to FAQs that were submitted about the inaugural call for applications.