IDS Uses

IDS Demonstrates Housing Outcomes of Individuals Leaving Institutional and Out-of-Home Care Programs

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), with collaboration from the Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA), has published a report that scrutinizes the housing outcomes of individuals who recently exited institutional or out-of-home care settings in State Fiscal Years (SFY) 2010 and 2011. Data for this report comes from study populations …

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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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Housing Instability and Homelessness Endangers Emancipated Foster Youth

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), together with the Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA), has released a report titled “The Housing Status and Well-Being of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care in Washington State.” This study recounts the housing outcomes of 1,116 youth that graduated from the foster care system …

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IDS Emphasizes Pattern Difficulties of Youth with Behavioral Health Needs

Behavioral Health Needs and School Success is a collaborative report released by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and the Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA). This study explores the complicated relationships between behavioral health, risk factors related to social and health service needs, and high school outcomes for 28,922 DSHS …

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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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Breakthrough Study Finds Foster Youth Face Significant Academic Hurdles

A new study, Foster Youth Transitions, released by the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC), in conjunction with the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Social Science Research (CSSR), with funding from the Stuart Foundation, examines the educational outcomes of foster youth in comparison to peers from similar disadvantaged backgrounds. Foster youth often experience instability and …

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Evidence-based Research–The Third Option in Battling the Budget Deficit

January 2013–David Bornstein’s NY Times Opinionator piece argues that there are more than two ways to approach the federal budget deficit. While Republicans focus on cutting programs and Democrats focus on raising taxes, Bornstein points out that a third option exists–utilizing evidence-based research in order to determine which government programs are working and which should …

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New Article Highlights IDS Use in LA County

A new article in the California Journal of Politics and Policy highlights effective integrated data system use through the illustrative example of recent efforts to restructure Los Angeles County’s General Relief Program. The article is available from the publisher at: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/cjpp.2012.4.issue-2/cjpp-2012-0005/cjpp-2012-0005.xml Citation Byrne, T., Metraux, S., Moreno, Culhane, D. P., Toros, H., & Stevens, M. …

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OMB/CBO Budget Scoring Guidance underscores benefits of rigorous program evaluations using cross-program integrated data

The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy (http://coalition4evidence.org/) has released a summary and correspondence with Jacob Lew, director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), emphasizing the importance of considering cross-program effects in program evaluation. Referring to the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 and special guidance from OMB, Mr. Lew noted that agencies must score the …

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