AISP Network: Linked Information Network of Colorado (LINC)

About the Work

LINC is designed to support timely and cost-efficient research, evaluation, and analytics using integrated data from state agency, local government, and non-profit data partners. LINC is a federated model where the data providers retain control over their data, and data are only transferred to the linking hub for approved projects. The data integration and anonymization work is accomplished in OIT while the business interface with LINC data partners and requesters is supported by the Colorado Lab.

Linked Information Network of Colorado (LINC) is hosted by Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT).

Integrating data since: 2017

Jurisdiction: Colorado

Scale: state

Contact: Whitney LeBoeuf, Acting LINC Director
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About the Data

Data Included

Vital Records
Child Welfare
Early Childhood

Current Data Uses

To inform policy
Program evaluation
Inform funding allocation/budget decisions
Community needs assessment
Grant reporting, planning, and development
Predictive analytics/forecasting

Relevant Policy Priorities

Child welfare
Early childhood education
Economic mobility/employment
Healthcare service use
Juvenile justice
Mental health
Substance use/opioid use

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