Public health is a collective, political matter, which makes policy and funding the primary tools for health improvement. This simple recognition renders the Georgia Health Policy Center’s ARPA funding navigator an invaluable contribution to American public health.
Why Policy Matters
Physical well-being is health. But health isn’t just about physical well-being. Housing, financial security, green spaces in your neighborhood, and many other factors play a crucial role in your over...
The DASH Framework describes the most important landmarks we need to consider within the landscape of data sharing as we work to improve the well-being of people and their communities. Our first landmark? Building trust with the community.
The DASH Framework
Data can show how social and health factors are connected, so we may use that knowledge to inform policies and practices that contribute to better health and racial equity in the nation. However, organizations that engage in ...
Collecting and sharing data to design measures that make people healthier sounds like a straightforward concept. Yet, anyone who’s ever set out to do this work knows that there are myriad complicated factors to consider along the way. Arguably, the most important among them is building trust with the community that the data-sharing work is meant to benefit.
Distrust in Technocracy
American public health, and politics in general, represents a type of governance...
By definition, collecting and exchanging data across different sectors to improve the health of people is a collaborative process. Peer learning groups, or ‘affinity groups’, are a great way to begin or develop that process. So, here’s how you can start your own affinity group.
All In Affinity Groups
In our previous posts, we’ve made a case for the benefits of peer learning by examining the All In network’s Affinity Groups in greater detail.
In case you haven’t read our po...
It’s essential to challenge and expand the ideas we take for granted when we engage in the work of data sharing. Peer learning is a great way to do that. It allows us to stretch the boundaries of our imagination and create space for those who hold different kinds of knowledge.
Where You Stand Matters
What we know and what we are permitted to know are often influenced by our gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and physical abilities. Put simply, knowledge is socially ...