Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH)
Over the past five years, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) has worked with communities throughout the country to build local capacity for multi-sector data-sharing, while simultaneously building the evidence base to inform a national movement. These three strategies—building the capacity, building the movement, and building the evidence base—work in tandem for organizations in a range of sectors from housing, health care, education, public safety, economic development, behavioral health, and more.
DASH supports collaborations that seek to improve the health of their communities, promote health equity and contribute to a Culture of Health by strengthening information sharing, engaging additional sectors and building sustainable data sharing capacity. DASH aims to create a body of knowledge and advance this emerging field by identifying and sharing opportunities, barriers, lessons learned, promising practices and indicators of progress for sharing data and information across and beyond traditional health sectors.