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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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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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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New TANF Data Measures Bolster a More Concrete Evaluation of Education Risk Factors

Washington State’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides financial assistance to low-income families and supports employment and economic self-sufficiency among parents. The state’s TANF program, WorkFirst, underwent a redesign in 2010 to focus on the needs of the whole family. Part of this redesign included a cross-agency workgroup overhauling the program’s performance measures…

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AISP Study Reveals How Risk Factors Affect Classrooms

“An Investigation of the Relations Between School Concentrations of Student Risk-Factors and Student Educational Well-Being” was recently published in Educational Researcher. The study identifies several risks factors – low maternal education, inadequate prenatal care, homelessness, and maltreatment – in order to determine the relationship between these variables and educational outcomes. It utilizes administrative data to…

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IDS Has Potential to Improve Public School Rating System

The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) published an article that emphasized integrated data systems (IDS) as a worthwhile tool that can be used to better rate public schools. NYC schools are often labeled as successes or failures. Research indicates this rating is inadequate because academic performances are compared only to other schools with similar demographics….

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Children with Behavioral Health Needs on Medicaid Prompt System Redesign

In a recent report, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and the Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA) collaborated to redesign the state’s children’s behavioral health service delivery system. To illustrate the redesign process, this report describes the behavioral health needs and other characteristics of children and youth with Medicaid coverage….

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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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Chemical Dependency Treatment Leads to Reduction of Crime

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), with participation from the Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA), has published Drug Court Outcomes, a study examining a set of analyses for the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) about the experiences of individuals who received chemical dependency (CD) treatment. This project is…

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Youth Released from Juvenile Rehabilitation Institutes Suffer from Homelessness

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) with participation from the Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA) has released a report titled Impact of Homelessness on Youth Recently Released from Juvenile Rehabilitation Facilities. The population for this report consists of 962 youth offenders released from a JR institution in 2010 and 2011….

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Adverse Childhood Experiences Associated with Behavioral Health Problems in Adolescence (Washington State)

Abstract: Findings from administrative data for youth age 12 to 17 enrolled in Medicaid This report demonstrates the use of state administrative data to measure adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and to quantify associations between these experiences and behavioral health problems identified during adolescence. The adverse experiences reported include the occurrence of the following in the…

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Washington State August 2012 Housing Reports

Permanent Options for Recovery-Centered Housing: Year 1 Annual Report The Housing Status of Individuals Discharged from Behavioral Health Treatment Facilities Identifying Homeless and Unstably Housed DSHS Clients in Multiple Service Systems

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