Generate Health Selected by DASH

Generate Health in partnership with the St. Louis Regional Data Alliance has been selected by Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to participate in a new initiative called CIC-START (Community Impact Contracts – Strategic, Timely, Actionable, Replicable, Targeted).

DASH CIC-START aims to accelerate progress towards developing precise, data-driven public health initiatives that are more effective at reducing health disparities by giving local collaborations the momentum they need to take their data sharing efforts to the next level.

Generate Health is part of a cohort of sixteen other CIC-START awardees that will each receive $25,000 to execute a project over a period of 6 months that builds their capacity to catalyze their efforts to share and use multi-sector data to improve community health. Generate Health and the St. Louis Regional Data Alliance have begun working together to change how data are collected and used in the St. Louis region. This grant will engage funders, hospitals, community organizations and other multi-sector partners to standardize metrics related to safe sleep and portable crib distribution in order to build a shared measurement system across partners.  The data will help inform action carried out to reduce infant mortality.

This system will result in a regional safe sleep/portable crib dataset. FLOURISH, St. Louis’s infant mortality initiative, identified portable crib distribution and standard safe sleep education as a strategy for eliminating racial disparities in infant mortality. In St. Louis, Black infants are four times more likely to experience sleep-related deaths than White infants. This project will help partners coordinate and align around the region’s portable crib network. We will begin to see how resources are utilized across the region and the outcomes of those resources.

For more information, contact Sarah Kennedy at skennedy@generatehealthstl.org.

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