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The Institute for Social Capital

The Institute for Social Capital, Inc. (ISC) is a mature, university-based integrated data system (IDS) that was established in 2004 and became incorporated as a legal entity in 2005. ISC exists to advance university research and to increase the community’s capacity for data-informed decision-making. In its 13 years as a secure repository for administrative data …

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Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust

The Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust is a unique initiative, distinguished by the lead role of public education, an intentional focus on trust-building and planned change, and cross-county data sharing among public schools, health and human services organizations, and juvenile justice systems.

Washington State

The Department of Social and Health Services Research and Data and Analysis Division (RDA) developed and maintains Washington State’s integrated client data bases (ICDB). RDA provides the Department with a central research capacity that produces rigorous, policy-driven analyses of government-funded social and health services in Washington State. RDA’s work offers state officials and taxpayers information …

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State of South Carolina

In the early 1970s, Governor John West hired Pete Bailey, an accomplished statistician, to develop a health statistics section to inform policy across the state. The Office was initially a sub-unit of the Governor’s Office, but was eventually moved to the South Carolina Budget and Control Board, which is a multilateral organization that handles the …

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Los Angeles County, CA

Several years ago, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the County’s governing body, began an extensive conversation about the effectiveness and costs associated with the programs for the County’s homeless population. Having relied on anecdotal information from case workers for decades, the Board wanted to conduct a robust analysis of the agencies that served …

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Cuyahoga County, OH: ChildHood Integrated Longitudinal Data (CHILD)

Case Western Reserve University’s integrated data system covers children and young adults living in Cuyahoga County beginning with the 1992 birth cohort. Data from numerous agencies are linked at the individual level. Data sources include birth and death certificates, home visiting and early intervention, child care and preschool, early childhood mental health, elevated blood lead, …

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Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Chapin Hall’s Integrated Database on Child and Family Programs in Illinois connects administrative data on social service receipt, child protective services, P-20 education, criminal and juvenile justice, employment, health care, and early childhood programs to provide a comprehensive picture of child and family use of publicly provided or financed service programs. Researchers who use Chapin …

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Allegheny County, PA

Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) launched its data warehouse in 1999 with initial start-up funds from the Human Services Integration Fund (HSIF), a coalition of local foundations that has supported DHS in a wide variety of integration and innovation activities. DHS’s data warehouse serves as a central repository of social services data from …

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