Tips & Tricks for Digital Engagement

Connecting virtually has become a part of our new normal. Zoom fatigue is real. And, to add to that fatigue, many digital platforms have emerged, each with their own set of rules to master. Enter, Kalie McMonagle, Collaboration Manager with The Civic Canopy and a Mentor with Data Across Sector for Health's (DASH) Mentorship Program. McMonagle led a two-part series on How to (Meaningfully) Engage Remotely and shared some surprisingly easy ways to up your virtual engagement game. Th...
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DASH Takes A Deep Dive into Measurement, Learning, & Evaluation

What we do in the next 100 days will not only determine the spread of COVID-19, but will shape the upcoming elections and progress towards our unfulfilled promise as a land of liberty and justice. The unmasking of pervasive inequity, widespread system failure, and chronic underinvestment in the vital conditions for intergenerational well-being has never been more clear.   In response to this need, over the last three months, leaders from 100 communities and organizations channeled their most pr...
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We’re Hiring!

Are you a well-organized, multi-tasker comfortable in a fast‐paced environment, with an interest in data and a passion for health equity? If so, our new Program Associate position might be right for you. Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), part of the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI), is seeking an experienced and well-organized team member to develop and implement program strategies, direct program operations, coordinate partner activities, and support other meetings and events....
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Using Local Health Data in a Pandemic

Guest Post By Kathleen Pritchard, PhD, President of Data You Can Use, Inc.   The public has seldom been exposed to as much data as we have since the COVID-19 pandemic hit American shores. But data has its limitations—and not all data is equal! Where it comes from? How it is used? What’s missing? These questions matter. To help sort out the deluge of graphs, charts and diagrams that are spreading with the pandemic, Data You Can Use sought guidance from local experts at a virtu...
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Crowdsourcing Ideas to Improve Mental Well-being and Housing Stability

The Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), launched a blog series last month called "Innovating through Cross-sector Alignment," sharing stories of innovative approaches to address needs unearthed by the COVID-19 pandemic in the hopes that other communities can learn from and possibly replicate those efforts. DASH is cross-posting these articles here. DASH and PHNCI partner on All In: Data for Community Health, a learning network of communities improving community health outcomes...
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