The Oregon Child Integrated Dataset (OCID) is a state-supported and -governed project that brings together data from disparate public programs and services from 5 state agencies. Starting with birth records and program data in 2001, OCID layers and connects data sources across state programs to enable a multifaceted look at when and where children and families are served by state agencies over the course of a child’s life from birth through high school. The goal is to assist policy and community leaders in grounding their decisions in the best available data to improve outcomes for Oregon children and families.
OCID’s objective and nonpartisan integrated data approach enables awareness of historical and current patterns that would otherwise be isolated in the siloes of individual programs and agencies. The dataset allows insight into the interplay of state programs and services, illuminating potential disparities in child well-being outcomes.