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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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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AISP Q&A with Christopher Kelleher of Pay for Prevention at OHSU’s Center for Evidence-based Policy

Christopher Kelleher, from OHSU’s Center for Evidence-based Policy, discusses Pay for Prevention Program Q1. How did the Pay for Prevention program start? CK Response: In 2009, Congressman Earl Blumenauer and former Governor John Kitzhaber initiated an effort, subsequently titled Pay for Prevention, to answer two questions: (A) How can Oregon harness high-quality evidence and data…

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UW-Madison to open Federal Statistical Research Data Center

Interdisciplinary research with the potential to inform policymaking will receive a huge boost Sept. 21 with the dedication of a new University of Wisconsin-Madison Federal Statistical Research Data Center, or FSRDC, on the UW campus. The data enclave, the only such facility in the state, is a branch location of an existing FSRDC at the…

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Camden ARISE studies dual-system high-utilization

In a recent visit to Camden, President Barack Obama praised the Camden County Police Department for its success in community policing and highlighted the opportunity to use data to explore patterns, improve services, and tackle tough-to-solve problems. Through Camden ARISE (Administrative Records Integrated for Service Excellence), the Coalition is partnering with the city’s police to…

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Children’s Data Network: Cumulative Count of Children Born in California and Reported for Maltreatment before Age 5

The Children’s Data Network released “cumulative risk” reports in December 2014 that represent their first “push” of linked data. This report aims to provoke conversation and interest in linked data by documenting how birth records can serve as the foundation for longitudinal examinations of children’s trajectories over time.  To find out more, please click here….

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Camden, NJ Project Seeks Better Health and Safety Through Data-Sharing

For close to a decade, a group of Camden health-care providers has used a database of information culled from the city’s three hospitals to evaluate medical costs, identify hot spots in neighborhoods, and develop outreach programs. Soon, the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers will also be able to look at data from the criminal justice…

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Children’s Data Network Releases Video on IDS

The Children’s Data Network at the University of Southern California, one of AISP’s partner organizations, recently posted a great video explaining what integrated data systems are. Please click below to watch the video. For more information: www.datanetwork.org/about-us/

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USC Conference Announces New Integrated Data Initiative

The newly formed Children’s Data Network (CDN) at the University of Southern California (USC) recently made its official debut at a conference promoting the use of administrative data to bolster research on child welfare policies.  The conference attracted a rare but welcome mix of attendees, including individuals from state and county governments, research facilities, foundations,…

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ProvPlan Lauded for Evidence-Based Contribution to IDS

The Providence Children and Youth Cabinet of the Providence Plan (ProvPlan) has been recognized for its evidenced-based work to improve the community through data. In a collaborative report, Mayor Angel Tavernas, Results for America, and The Bridgespan Group hailed Providence as an exemplary city in the use of data and evidence to develop effective and…

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Cross-Site NNIP Project Employs Integrated Data Systems to Demonstrate Social Issues

“Connecting People and Place: Improving Communities through Integrated Data Systems” is a current cross-site project launched by National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP). This project investigates how integrated data systems can contribute to understanding neighborhoods and spreading awareness about local policy. It involves six participating NNIP partners that will utilize IDS to address community issues, such…

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North Carolina Addresses Youth Illiteracy with Consequences

The Charlotte Observer reports that beginning this autumn, North Carolina will launch a new policy in the hopes of improving reading proficiency among youth.  Children in the third grade who fail to pass an end-of-the-year reading test will not be permitted to move on to fourth grade. Studies have shown that the inability to read…

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AISP Featured in UNC Charlotte June 2013 Newsletter

The UNC June 2013 newsletter identifies AISP as a key leader in regards to the capabilities of integrated data systems. Both the Institute for Social Capital, Inc. (ISC), an organization associated with UNC, and AISP recognize that partnerships between stakeholder groups of integrated data systems are crucial in obtaining actionable intelligence outcomes that permit policy…

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Family Group Decision Making: A Quantitative Analysis of the Impact on Out-of-Home Placement

In 1999, Allegheny County became the first county in Pennsylvania to implement Family Group Decision Making (FGDM), an intervention designed to improve safety and permanency for maltreated children. FGDM involves bringing a family’s natural support system to the table with the formal child welfare system when making critical decisions, including placement decisions. In 2011, with…

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