GovEx Interviews Amy Hawn Nelson About How Integrated Data Systems Work

Data Points Podcast Episode 41 – Integrated Data Systems Linking data from one place or system to another is often key to putting data to use. But few people understand what it takes to integrate and combine data in a useful way. Enter the integrated data system. In this episode, Eric and Sharon chat with…

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Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Releases Final Report

Find full report here.  Last Thursday afternoon, the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (the “Commission”) held a press conference to present their final recommendations aimed at simultaneously improving the availability of rigorous evidence to inform policymaking and the security of citizens’ private, personal information. As Katharine Abraham, chairperson of the Commission said, “We think we can…

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AISP Q&A with Martin Love, CEO of North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network (NCHIIN)

Questions for Martin Love, CEO of North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network (NCHIIN), a not-for-profit health information exchange partnered w/the Humboldt County DHHS-SS and Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition working to reduce emergency department utilization by a utilizer population.  Background on North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network (NCHIIN):  NCHIIN is a California non-profit…

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Camden Coalition: Sharing data across sectors for better complex care

Camden Coalition: As we launch our national center, we are working to convene experts in complex care— caring for patients with complex health and social needs— across the country, and to elevate cross-sector collaborations that already exist. One national collaboration that we are a part of is All In: Data for Community Health (All In),…

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Chapin Hall Announces RFP: Using Linked Data to Advance Evidence-Based Policymaking

Government policymakers and program managers at the Federal, State, and local levels are under increasing pressure to ensure that their programs are achieving better results at lower cost. In many programs serving vulnerable populations, policymakers and managers lack access to information about what outcomes programs are achieving and to evaluations that can inform policy decisions…

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CMS Releases Medicare Data for Quality-Based Metrics

CMS has released new data on ethnic and racial backgrounds of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, which will allow for analysis related to quality-based metrics within various populations. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is further attempting to innovate and improve medicine through quality-based metrics, as the CMS Office of Minority Health has released new…

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J-PAL North America launches health care delivery innovation competition

MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) North America has launched a new Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition that will support U.S. federal, state, and local health agencies and other health care organizations in developing compelling and reliable evidence of the impact of innovative programs. The J-PAL Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition will support visionary health…

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Philadelphia CIO Charlie Brennan: Tweaking the Tech Landscape

When Jim Kenney replaced Michael Nutter this year as Philadelphia’s new mayor, there were some changes. Officials came and went, titles were tweaked, roles were shifted, and bold policies were forged in pursuit of that familiar promise of a new future for an old city. As one of the nation’s leading govtech landscapes, Philadelphia’s changes…

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Everything you need to know about the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

If you thought that Democrats and Republicans couldn’t agree on anything, you were wrong. In an era of perhaps unprecedented partisanship in Washington, DC, every moment of collaborative policymaking is notable. That’s why we should take a moment to celebrate the bipartisan bill President Obama signed into law to start a federal Commission on Evidence-Based…

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Launching the Data-Driven Justice Initiative: Disrupting the Cycle of Incarceration

Every year, more than 11 million people move through America’s 3,100 local jails, many on low-level, non-violent misdemeanors, costing local governments approximately $22 billion a year.In local jails, 64 percent of people suffer from mental illness, 68 percent have a substance abuse disorder, and 44 percent suffer from chronic health problems.Communities across the country have…

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New York City’s Turnaround on Poverty

In America’s biggest cities, more and more Americans are now living in poverty. From 2000 to 2013, the poverty rate in America’s 20 largest cities grew by 36 percent, to an average of 22.7 percent. Nationally, the poverty rate has risen too, from 11.3 percent in 2000 to 14.8 percent in 2014. But there’s one…

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Laura and John Arnold Foundation launches $15 million competition to use evidence-based programs to “move the needle” on major social problems

HOUSTON, TX—As part of its effort to encourage governments to make decisions based on rigorous research and reliable evidence, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today launched the Moving the Needle Competition, which will provide funding for state and local governments and nonprofit organizations that implement highly effective social programs in an effort to…

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Forum FYI Webinar Series: Preventing Problems Before They Start: Introducing the Role of Prevention Science in Proven Programs

Register now for the first webinar Title: Preventing Problems Before They Start: Introducing the Role of Prevention Science in Proven Programs Time and date: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 28 Description: How can science help you solve tomorrow’s problems for youth today? Learn how the benefits of prevention science and research science…

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CIDI’s Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) Disparity Report

“The Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI), a research and policy center for the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, originally created this Disparity Report for the Young Men’s Initiative (YMI), a city-wide program designed specifically to enhance the wellbeing of young men of color. Since that time, we have realized that this…

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