The Illinois Public Health Institute co-leads Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), a national initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that builds community capacity to share data across multiple sectors to improve health.
We know that to make communities healthier, we need to expand our lens beyond health care to share data with other sectors like social services, housing, and education. However, there are few examples and no road map for this complex work, so it’s critical that local data sharing collaborations share their challenges and successes.
Making progress in this emerging field will require innovation from many different organizations, sectors, and communities. There is power in peer learning and collaboration, and that’s why DASH has joined forces with other initiatives to co-create All In: Data for Community Health, a nationwide learning collaborative that helps communities build capacity to address the social determinants of health through multi-sector data sharing collaborations.
All In: Data for Community Health recently released a new animated video that explains why multi-sector data sharing is critical to our efforts to understand and improve health, how All In helps communities build capacity to share data, and what kinds of technical assistance opportunities All In offers to local collaborations.
Please check it out, and let us know what you think!