On June 17, the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and the Agency’s Data Subcommittee hosted its second annual “Data Expo.” The event brought together CHHS leadership, managers, and analysts from across departments to connect, share, and learn. The event linked initiatives and highlighted efforts underway throughout the Agency with presentations, panel discussions, and state and local showcases. Special guests included Amy Tong, State CIO; Carrie Hoff, Deputy Director with San Diego County HHS; and Joel Riphagen, Brigade Captain of Code for Sacramento.
Over 200 CHHS staff attended the Expo in person and via web conference
At last year’s event, the focus was on education and discussing the data needs and goals of CHHS departments. In 2016, the attention shifted to highlighting approaches, lessons learned, and the strategic direction set by the Agency over the past year. Onboarding all 12 departments to the CHHS Open Data Portal was an important milestone, along with the agile procurement approach adopted by the Child Welfare System, the launch of the Let’s Get Healthy California website, and the Innovation Office pilot currently underway.