News from DASH and CHP
March 2016

Get the latest updates from Data Across Health Sectors (DASH) and AcademyHealth's Community Health Peer Learning Program (CHP). Together, we're joining forces to improve community health through multi-sector data sharing and collaboration.
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Greater Than the Sum of their Parts: The CHP Program and DASH

In a new blog post, the CHP and DASH Program Directors discuss collaboration and a vision for building a network of networks for practitioners engaged in data sharing initiatives designed to advance population health. Learn how we're joining forces to enhance our collective impact.

Early Learnings from an Emerging Field

In 2015, DASH conducted an environmental scan of the state of multi-sector data sharing initiatives aimed at improving community health. Monitoring and analysis is ongoing, but the initial findings show a vibrant and diverse set of initiatives exist across the country. The results provide context on the landscape in which DASH and similar initiatives are working.

5 Key Takeaways from the DASH Kickoff Meeting

In early February, 75 stakeholders including DASH grantees, advisory group members, and other national experts met in Dallas, TX to kick off the DASH initiative. The meeting was structured to build a culture of sharing and learning, and themes started to emerge as participants shared their insights. Here are five key takeaways from the kickoff.

Number Crunchers, Rejoice! Health and Housing Data Coming Together

Read a new blog featuring DASH grantee project King County Data Across Sectors for Housing and Health. The post highlights how this initiative is integrating affordable housing and health data to inform future public health interventions. 

Funding opportunity

California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative

Community Partners has released a request for proposals for Accountable Communities for Health, which seek to explicitly bring together key sectors and partners from the community to the health care delivery system to collectively advance a common health goal. Up to six awardees will receive up to $250,000 in the first year of funding and up to $300,000 per year for the next two years. 

Join us at these upcoming events!
  • Rural Health Community of Practice Call April 1 from 3 - 4 p.m. ET - Join the CHP Program and DASH for a discussion with the Rural Health Community of Practice. This event provides an opportunity for CHP and DASH awardees to share their efforts with others who are working to improve the access and quality of health in rural settings. For more information, please contact
  • Health Datapalooza May 8-11, 2016 in Washington, DC -  This  national conference is focused on liberating health data, and bringing together the companies, startups, academics, government agencies, and individuals with the newest and most innovative and effective uses of health data to improve patient outcomes.
  • NNHPI Annual Conference May 17-19 in New Orleans, LA -  This is the only national meeting that supports and highlights the work of the nation's public health institutes. NNPHI members lead conference programming that explores fresh concepts and strategies for supporting healthy communities at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Practical Playbook National MeetingMay 22-24 in Bethesda, MD - By bringing together key stakeholders from across sectors, this meeting will help to catalyze a national movement, accelerate collaborations by fostering skill development, and facilitate the exchange of ideas to drive population health improvement.

  • National Health and Human Services Summit May 22-25 in Arlington, VA -  This national summit will provide a robust platform to fully engage all sectors of health and human services. The workshops and sessions will encompass a diverse set of topics ranging from policy to research to state and local initiatives.