Ten community organizations receive funding to develop capacity for equitable data and evaluation
The Data for Equity Funding Collaborative, a partnership among bi3, HealthPath and Interact for Health, today announced funding awards for 10 Greater Cincinnati nonprofit organizations to develop their organizational capacity around data and evaluation in service of health equity.
“Interact for Health believes everyone should have a chance to live their healthiest life, regardless of who they are or where they live,” said Kate Schroder, President and CEO of Interact for Health. “We cannot fix problems that we do not fully understand. Better data that more accurately reflects the realities and inequities within our community helps us all to develop more effective solutions. We are excited to support our community nonprofits to help advance health equity through better access to and use of data.”
Each organization chosen for the Data for Equity Funding Collaborative will receive a $25,000 grant over 12 months:
- Beech Acres
- Black Women Cultivating Change
- Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio
- Cradle Cincinnati
- Green Umbrella
- Learning Grove
- Word Play
- YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
“bi3’s purpose is to lead the way to a day when every person has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible,” Jill Miller, President & CEO of bi3, said. “Data and evaluation efforts are not inherently objective and unbiased. Our nonprofit community has shared their priority to standardize data collection to help them develop solutions to reduce health disparities and improve health equity.”
In addition to building equitable approaches to data and evaluation, organizations will receive ongoing technical assistance, training and shared learning opportunities.
Funding Collaborative seeks evaluator
In addition, the Collaborative seeks applications from an experienced external evaluator to design and implement an evaluation that will document the process, impact and lessons learned by the grant initiative and learning cohort. The selected consultant will engage with grantees to establish what they’ve learned and identify key themes across the portfolio of grantees. Applications are due by 5 p.m. EST, Friday, January 13, 2023.
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