Equity in Practice Learning Community

AISP's 2022-2024 Training & Technical Assistance Program to Center Racial Equity in Data Integration Efforts

Cross-sector data sharing and integration can transform data about individuals into actionable information that can be used to build stronger, healthier and more just communities. At the same time, cross-sector data can reinforce legacies of racist policies and lead to inequitable resource allocation, access, and outcomes.

AISP’s Equity in Practice Learning Community is designed to help data sharing efforts implement and build on the promising practices identified in our Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity in Data Integration. Together, we aim to create a new kind of data infrastructure that shares power and knowledge with communities.

 Applications are now closed. Selected sites will be announced on April 29 in our monthly newsletter and on this webpage.

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Our Equity in Practice Learning Community will support a cohort of sites working to build, test, and implement new models for incorporating community voice in key decisions about cross-sector data use, with an emphasis on health equity and racial justice.  

On February 16th, AISP hosted an informational webinar about the Equity in Practice Learning Community. Access the recording here and the slides here

Selected sites will receive:

  • Training and coaching from experienced practitioners.
  • A customized roadmap for sustainability of data infrastructure and partnerships. 
  • Access to a rich community of peers and mentors working at the intersection of data integration and racial equity.
  • Tuition, travel, lodging and meals for two 2.5 day, in-person convenings for site teams of up to four people.
  • Direct grants of $50K to support community participation.

AISP is seeking integrated data systems (IDS) and other public sector data collaborations that are committed to advancing racial equity across the data lifecycle. Applicants must: 

  • Involve a government agency as either the lead or co-lead, but may also include partners from universities, non-profits, foundations, and advocacy groups.
  • Show the ability to integrate and use cross-sector data on social determinants of health (at the individual, person level) to support social policy planning and analysis.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to racial equity in data integration and across the data life cycle. 

Applicants may be located anywhere in the United States and working at the state, local, or tribal level. Current members of the AISP Network are welcome to apply and will be evaluated by the same standards as all applicants. Please review the RFA and view a recording of the informational webinar that was held on February 16.

  • February 16: Optional informational webinar at 2pm ET. View recording here.
  • March 25: Applications due. See RFA for submission details.
  • April 11-15: Video conference interviews with selected finalists.
  • April 25: Selected Equity in Practice Learning Community members notified.
  • June 2022: Activities begin.
  • October 2022: First cohort convening! 

Access a list of frequently asked questions and their answers here.

Our Commitment to Racial Equity

The ethical (re)use of administrative data and the promotion of strong, collaborative governance as the foundation of all data sharing and integration has long been the focus of our work. We have expanded that focus: centering racial equity is now a core dimension of all our initiatives. We are committed to helping the growing field of integrated data systems do the same. 

In collaboration with a diverse workgroup of civic data stakeholders, we have co-created strategies and identified best practices to center racial equity in data integration efforts. A Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Throughout Data Integration advances a vision for a new kind of data infrastructure that shares power with communities through data access and use. The Equity in Practice Learning Community is our next step towards putting these promising practices into action.

Cohort one of the Equity in Practice Learning Community is generously funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Centering racial equity is now a core dimension of all our initiatives. We are committed to helping the growing field of integrated data systems do the same.

Learn more and apply today.