Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH)

Michigan Public Health Institute and Illinois Public Health Institute

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Implementation Guide

Data Collection and Analysis
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) is a national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and co-led by the Michigan Public Health Institute and the Illinois Public Health Institute. Created in 2015, DASH promotes and supports multisector data-sharing ecosystems with the goal of fostering more equitable, informed decision-making practices and ultimately improving community health outcomes. They provide financial support, technical assistance, resources, and programming to help foster community collaborations around data-sharing. Their website features information on their two active funding programs, a link to the DASH data-sharing framework and accompanying webinars, as well as information about their knowledge-sharing platform, DASH Knowledge Base, that is still in development. DASH is a great resource for organizations and community leaders seeking guidance on how to foster relationships and enhance data sharing capabilities between governments, community-based organizations, and other local players.

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Improve Data Infrastructure

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