IDS Uses

Using Publicly Collected Data to Support the Service Needs of Low-Income Hispanic Children and Families

Data collected by public service agencies can provide useful information on the reach and effectiveness of individual programs. This data, when combined from multiple sources, can provide more detailed portraits of family and community life that to inform policy and improve service delivery. This is referred to as Integrated Data Systems (IDS). In its latest …

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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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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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Better Outcomes Through Data-Sharing: San Francisco’s Shared Youth Database

Do we really know our kids well enough to serve them well? If not, how do we build local partnerships and systems that make it possible to share sensitive and confidential information about young people while still protecting the privacy rights of parents and children? Over the course of four decades working to keep young …

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Linking survey and administrative data better gauges impact of federal anitpovery efforts

Linking survey data with administrative records will enable the federal government to better gauge the effectiveness of social welfare programs such as food stamps and federal housing assistance, as well as the overall reach of federal antipoverty initiatives, Bruce D. Meyer today told a session audience at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM 2015) in …

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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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UN Intergovernmental Negotiations Discusses Usefulness of Administrative Data for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

On the sidelines of the seventh session of the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations, delegates discussed how administrative data – the data primarily collected by governments and other organizations for administrative purposes (e.g. registration, transaction and record keeping) – could be used as a data source for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for statistical systems in …

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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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CIDI: Young Adult Outcomes of Foster Care, Justice, and Dually Involved Youth in New York City

The Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI) in New York City’s Office of the Mayor, an AISP Network member,  released a new report on NYC’s young adult population who interact with both the foster care system and the justice system. The current study aims to replicate the study conducted by Culhane et al. (2011) …

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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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Integrating Administrative Data: Routinizing Our Success and Exploring New Frontiers

The Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology’s conference held in December of 2014 featured a session on “Integrating Administrative Data: Routinizing Our Success and Exploring New Frontiers.” (Organizers: Shelly Martinez, OMB; Grace Medley, SAMHSA; John Eltinge, BLS; Kitty Smith, COPAFS) Chair:    Adam Sieminski, Administrator, Energy Information Administration From Demonstrating the Potential of Administrative Data in Statistical …

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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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UW-Madison to Host Census Research Bureau Data Center

The potential for interdisciplinary research is about to expand considerably throughout the state of Wisconsin, thanks to Census Bureau approval for construction of a branch Research Data Center, or RDC, on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. A Census Bureau RDC provides secure access by researchers to administrative data linked across federal agencies that would otherwise …

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