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HealthInfoNet will serve as Gen-H’s mentor for Data Across Sectors for Health Program

CINCINNATI – The Health Collaborative has been selected by Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to participate in a 10-month mentorship program led by HealthInfoNet to advance our local efforts to share and use multi-sector data to improve community health. The Health Collaborative’s Gen-H (Generation Health) will spearhead this initiative. Gen-H is a long-term, systems-change initiative that believes our region will be a healthier, more vibrant community when we address the unmet health-related social needs of our community.

As a DASH Mentee, the Gen-H program will connect with communities from around the country through All In: Data for Community Health, a peer-to-peer learning network that builds local capacity to systematically combine health data with data from other sectors like education, social services, and housing to acquire a more complete picture of the factors that influence health.

HealthInfoNet will support us in engaging diverse stakeholders to share data across health care and community service providers. Topics include investigating existing technical capacity, assessing current resources available, and exploring how multi-sector data will be used in day-to-day workflows.

“This partnership is a great step in helping us activate neighborhood-level, data driven solutions to health care’s most challenging problems in Greater Cincinnati.”

Kiana Trabue, MPH

Executive Director, Gen-H , The Health Collaborative

Our participation in the DASH Mentor Program can help us spread the impact of our innovations within and beyond our community. The Health Collaborative is excited to make meaningful connections with leaders in the field to accelerate learning and make significant progress towards aligning multi-sector partners around data-driven approaches that promote health equity.

Kiana Trabue, Executive Director of Gen-H says, “This partnership is a great step in helping us activate neighborhood-level, data driven solutions to health care’s most challenging problems in Greater Cincinnati.”

To learn more, visit dashconnect.org/awardees/mentor-program/

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About The Health Collaborative:
The Health Collaborative is a non-profit organization that strives to positively impact health status, experience, outcomes, and affordability by fostering a connected system of healthcare and community health through innovation, integration, and informatics in the greater Cincinnati region. For more information about The Health Collaborative, visit healthcollab.org.

About Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH):
DASH, led by the Illinois Public Health Institute in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Institute and with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, identifies barriers, opportunities, promising practices and indicators of progress for multi-sector collaborations working to share data for community health improvement. DASH aims to align health care, public health, and other sectors to systematically compile, share, and use data to understand factors that influence health and develop more effective interventions and policies. To learn more, visit http://dashconnect.org/ or follow us at @DASH_connect.