Eleven community organizations receive funding to develop their capacity for equitable data and evaluation
CINCINNATI (December 5, 2023) — The Data for Equity Funding Collaborative, a partnership among bi3, HealthPath Foundation of Ohio and Interact for Health announced funding awards for 11 Greater Cincinnati nonprofit organizations to develop their organizational capacity around data and evaluation in service of health equity. Each organization chosen for the Data for Equity Funding Collaborative will receive a $25,000 grant over 12 months.
When data accurately captures the experiences of all people, it can shed light on racial, socioeconomic and geographic disparities in health outcomes and their underlying inequities, root causes and histories.
“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. We are excited to support a second cohort of grantees and help advance health equity in our community though better access to data.”
This is the second cohort of organizations to receive funding through the Data for Equity Collaborative. In 2022, the Collaborative invested $250,000 in ten organizations which resulted in expanded organizational capacity, revised evaluation structures, increased culturally responsive evaluation and enhanced community engagement.
In addition to building equitable approaches to data and evaluation, organizations will co-design learning opportunities and receive ongoing technical assistance and training.
“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. “Evaluation efforts are not inherently objective and unbiased. When data accurately captures all people's experiences, we are better equipped to lean in together to develop solutions to address community health disparities.”
2023 Data for Equity Grantees:
- A Picture’s Worth
- Brighton Center
- Children’s Law Center
- Found Village
- Girls Health Period
- Health Care Access Now
- School Board School
- The Empowerment Foundation
- Youth at the Center
bi3 transforms health for all people in Greater Cincinnati by fueling innovation and health equity through grantmaking. bi3 leverages its strategic partnership with TriHealth and partners with community-based organizations to spark and scale new solutions to deep-seated community health issues, envisioning a day when all people in Greater Cincinnati achieve their best health. Learn more at www.bi3.org.
About HealthPath Foundation of Ohio
HealthPath Foundation of Ohio focuses on achieving the results of Oral Health, Healthy Ohioans, and Age-Friendly Communities, with a vision all Ohioans, regardless of status, wealth, or circumstances will have the ongoing opportunity to achieve their fullest health potential HealthPath has a 36-county area in Ohio. With an endowment of more than $37 million, HealthPath has awarded more than $21 million in grants to address some of the most pressing, yet neglected, health issues faced by Ohio’s indigent population. Learn more at www.healthpathohio.org.
About Interact for Health
Interact for Health partners to ensure that people in our region have a just opportunity to live their healthiest lives, regardless of who they are or where they live. We advance health justice through grantmaking, collaboration, learning, convening and engagement. Interact for Health is an independent foundation that works in 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Learn more at www.interactforhealth.org.