Affinity Groups

The 2022 All In Affinity Groups are kicking off! Please watch this space as we are regularly making updates. 

Affinity Groups are designed to foster peer learning and sharing on specific topics within data-sharing and multi-sector collaborations. Affinity groups are participant-led and facilitated by subject matter experts (SME) leaders to support activities designed to explore topics of interest, facilitate connections, educate, and share resources, and in some instances, provide technical assistance. 

To Join

If you’re interested in participating in the groups listed below, please reach out to Miriam Castro ( Before emailing, please review the participant expectations here so you know what to expect and also make sure you’re able to attend by visiting the schedule of activities.

Affinity Groups

1) Centering Racial Equity throughout Data Integration

Description: This 5-part series will allow affinity group members to consider positive and problematic practices in centering racial equity through the data life cycle. Affinity group members will engage in conversation around the content in the AISP Centering Racial Equity Throughout Data Integration Toolkit, and learn about Work in Action across the United States from site who are engaged in this work. 

Learning Goals

Subject Matter Expert & Facilitator: Amy Hawn Nelson, Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (

Support Staff: Jessie Rios Benitez (, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy

2) “Pathways to Yes” Data Sharing Affinity Group

Description: The sessions will utilize and track the material presented in “Pathways to Yes: A legal framework for sharing data to promote health, well-being, and equity”, a publication of DASH and The Network for Public Health Law. Exercises and short readings will be provided for each session; participants will gain more from the Affinity Group if they do both, but neither is required to participate. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences with data sharing efforts to also present opportunities to learn from each other.

Learning Goals

Subject Matter Expert & Facilitators: Chris Alibrandi O’Connor and Stephen Murphy, The Network for Public Health Law

Support Staff: Travis Parker Lee, Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI) at PHAB (

3) Health and Housing Data Integration

Description: The Health and Housing Data Integration Affinity Group seeks to advance knowledge around leveraging health and housing data in order to achieve positive outcomes for vulnerable populations in our communities. We will achieve this by fostering conversation across communities and leveraging peer knowledge to solve problems. The group will elevate best practices at the intersection of health and housing data, and will amplify innovative strategies happening in our communities.

Learning Goals

Subject Matter Expert(s) / Facilitator(s): Gabe Schuster & Kim Keaton, The Corporation for Supportive Housing

Support Staff: Gabe Schuster (

4) Reimagining Governance Models while Centering Community

DescriptionThis group will include facilitated discussions around how organizations/institutions partner with their local community for outcomes that are advantageous for both. We’ll explore flexible governing models that work to accomplish community-centered initiatives, projects and policies. This group will dialogue and brainstorm with colleagues from around the country on topics such as: Why Do We Center Community? Mindful Practices to Put Into Action, Asset Communities & How To Apply To Your Organization, Community Governance Models, Community citizens as members and Collaborative Governance Models

Learning Goals

Subject Matter Expert(s) / Facilitator(s): John W. Levi (

Support Staff: Susan Martinez (, Data Across Sectors for Health

5) Re-imagining Technology in Support of Cross-Sector Referral and Care Coordination

Description:This group will explore ways in which communities can re-balance their relationship with technologies of resource referral and social care coordination. We welcome practitioners from healthcare, public health, government agencies, community-based organizations, and anyone attempting to facilitate cross-sector information exchanges with the intention of improving health and social outcomes.

Learning Goals

Subject Matter Expert(s) / Facilitator(s): Greg Bloom, Open Referral (

Support Staff: Miriam Castro, Program Manager, Data Across Sectors for Health (


Not launching at this time

  • Civic data / residential led data collection to drive action
  • Policy and multi-sector data sharing
  • Data sharing to reduce infant and maternal health disparities 

To view 2021 Affinity Group program materials click here. View notes and session recordings at the All In Online Community.