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NY Times Magazine Features Allegheny County’s Use of Predictive Analytics for Child Welfare Decision Making

We are pleased to share that the New York Times Magazine recently published a profile on the Allegheny Family Screening Tool, a predictive risk-modeling tool designed to improve child welfare call screening decisions. Allegheny County, an AISP Network member since 2009, has consistently engaged research partners and community members to further the use of integrated …

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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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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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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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The History of Allegheny County’s IDS and its Potential to Improve the Foster Care System

Humming away in a brick building near the banks of Pittsburgh’s Monongahela River, two servers filled with personal data hold the potential to improve the lives of the state’s most vulnerable children. Harnessing what’s on these servers would represent an ambitious use of big data, one that could possibly safeguard thousands of kids from abuse …

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Dennis Culhane and John Fantuzzo Awarded $1.9M for AISP and IDS Research

Two grants, totaling nearly $2 million, have been awarded to University of Pennsylvania professors Dennis Culhane and John Fantuzzo, enabling the continued development and expanded use of Integrated Data Systems, or IDS, for evidence-based policymaking through the Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, or AISP, initiative. IDS link existing administrative data across multiple agencies and community …

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AISP’s Whitney LeBoeuf talks with Knowledge @ Wharton about the Use of Big Data

Dan at Knowledge @ Wharton’s Business Radio talk show interviews AISP’s Research Associate, Whitney LeBoeuf, about the research she is involved in within Philadelphia, the AISP project, and UPenn’s GSE Child Research Center.  Whitney discusses how government agencies collect administrative data on individuals they serve which can then be harnessed by researchers to create a more …

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How Allegheny County’s Data Warehouse is improving human services through integrated data: An interview with Erin Dalton by GovInnovator

Allegheny County, which includes Pittsburgh, is recognized as a leader in using data to improve the results of its human services programs. In particular, the county’s Department of Human Services (DHS) created its Data Warehouse in 1999. The initiative stated by consolidating its own internal human services data relating to topics such as behavioral health, child …

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The promise of integrated data systems for social policy reform: A Q&A with Dennis Culhane and John Fantuzzo

Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP) is an initiative funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, with the purpose of improving the quality of education, and health and human service agencies’ policies and practices through the use of integrated data systems.  AISP aims to build a nationwide professional network of data expertise …

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Individuals Involved in the Allegheny County Homelessness System

This report describes individuals who experienced a housing crisis in Allegheny County from 2009 through 2013, with a particular focus on the 2009 entry cohort. In 2014, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) conducted a review of its homelessness services system as a first step in planning for and promoting comprehensive strategies for …

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Families Involved in the Allegheny County Homelessness System

This report describes Allegheny County families who experienced a housing crisis from 2009 through 2013, with a particular focus on the 2009 entry cohort. In 2014, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) conducted a review of its homelessness services system as a first step in planning for and promoting effective strategies for reducing …

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Childhood adversity and behavioral health outcomes for youth: An investigation using state administrative data

This study aimed to measure the relative contribution of adverse experiences to adolescent behavioral health problems using administrative data. Specifically, we sought to understand the predictive value of adverse experiences on the presence of mental health and substance abuse problems for youth receiving publicly funded social and health services. Medicaid claims and other service records …

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Chapin Hall launches ‘Voices of Youth Count’

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is launching Voices of Youth Count, a multi-year original research and policy effort designed to understand how many unaccompanied runaway youth and young people experiencing homelessness there are in the United States. The effort also aims to create a clear and full picture of what it means to …

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New Program Aims to Help Reduce Recidivism in Allegheny County

A Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grant will fund a new program in Allegheny County aimed at providing affordable housing, employment services and other support for a group of men and women most at risk of returning to jail. The Allegheny County Mental Health and Justice Housing program, an effort of the Allegheny County …

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