LOTH receives DASH Grant
In 2021, Light on the Hill @ Mount Wesley was the recipient of the DASH Community Impact Cohorts 1 and 2 Grant. Millie Goode served as the Project Director and worked with Beth Palmer, Outreach Director, and Theresa Standage, Wesley Nurse, to implement the grant. DASH (Data Across Sectors of Health, led 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 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. The specific DASH project at Light on the Hill @ Mount Wesley is Pathways to Health & Wholeness, an integrated framework of care pathways for a marginalized population within health and food security categories. Data-sharing collaborative partners are Mustard Seed, Peterson Health, Raphael Free Community Clinic, New Hope Counseling, Kerr County Inter-Agency Network, and Kerr Konnect. Pathway strategies are designed to give voice to marginalized community members within the Kerrville/Doyle community in assessing their health and wellness needs & determining desired outcomes. READ THE RELATED ARTICLE BELOW.
By Solomon Collins
As a National Program Office (NPO) of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), works with communities across the country to build local capacity for multi-sector collaborations and data sharing efforts to inform an evidenced-based national movement toward a Culture of Health. The Community Impact Contracts (CIC) funding program offers access to direct technical assistance, targeted funds, subject matter expertise, and a supported peer cohort working together to pursue equity and increase sustainable community capacity to lead and leverage data system development.
DASH is proud to support projects that center communities and work to eliminate structural inequity through multisector, data sharing efforts. Light on the Hill at Mount Wesley, a CIC awardee, exemplifies what it truly means to be a catalyst for others in understanding the endless possibilities for what happens when you share data.
Light on the Hill at Mount Wesley, a faith-based 501(c)(3) public charity devoted to improving community health based in Kerrville, Texas, is a shining example. Six ministries located on the campus offer services related to healthcare and health-related needs: Kerr Konnect (an on-call volunteer driver service for young and elderly adults), Families and Literacy (educational programs including the area’s only GED prep course program), the Mustard Seed Food Pantry, an Education and Exercise Center, a Nutrition Center, and Wesley Nurse (the largest 80+ site outreach program in South Texas). They used their CIC award to purchase licenses for a platform to help them see where the coordinated services they offer were most needed, and where they made an impact.
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