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Instilling a Culture of Innovation in Government

California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS), one of the state’s largest agencies, aims to make California residents among the healthiest in the nation. Over the past several years, CHHS focused on increasing public access to health-related data, operating with greater levels of transparency and embracing more innovative approaches to its operations. To that end, …

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Check Out the New Open Data Portal!

The CHHS Open Data Portal is taking a big step. After nearly three years and over 250 datasets published, we migrated to an open source platform that uses the CKAN technology. This move helps users better leverage the tremendous data assets available on the portal. Look out for improved navigation and usability, a wider range of data formats, as well as upcoming charts, …

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Apply for the Let’s Get Healthy California Innovation Challenge 2.0

Are you currently exploring a new approach or scaling an existing effective practice that is changing the health landscape of California? Let’s Get Healthy California wants to hear from you! The Let’s Get Healthy California Innovation Challenge 2.0 seeks to uncover innovative approaches and solutions that improve the health of all Californians. This effort encourages all …

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HHS Open Data Fest III Videos Now Available

In case you missed it – earlier this year, the California Health and Human Services Agency partnered with Stewards of Change to host two exciting California HHS Open DataFest events. The symposia, held in both Palo Alto and Sacramento, showcased new developments, highlighted innovative solutions, explored emerging knowledge, and shared practical applications from across the state. The video for …

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CHHS holds second annual Data Expo

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 …

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The 8 Government Health IT Trends You Need to Know

In May, 2016, GovLoop released a guide titled “The 8 Government Health IT Trends You Need to Know.” The guide takes a look at the current state of government health IT, innovations, and how government is driving the adoption of IT in health care. Acting Agency Information Officer, Scott Christman, participated in an interview for …

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California Research Bureau releases open data case study

The California Research Bureau, a division of the California State Library, recently published a case study on open data titled: “Making Open Data Work in California’s State Government: Lessons from Early Adopters.” The paper summarizes the experiences of both the California Health and Human Services Agency and the California State Controller’s Office, including findings on governance, existing state …

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2016 UC Davis hackathon focused on coding for social good

This past May, 300 students descended upon the UC Davis campus for 24 hours of “hacking for social good.” This was the first major collegiate hackathon at UC Davis run entirely by students. There were three different tracks: environment, health and wellness, and education. The California Health and Human Services Agency partnered with Hack Davis for the …

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Check out the 2016 California Impact Challenge in Precision Medicine

How can we improve the health of Californians? How do we leverage new and exponentially growing technologies, such as digital health tools, environmental sensors, big data analysis and integration, and predictive analytics? The 2016 California Impact Challenge in Precision Medicine We invite you to develop or propose a novel precision medicine approach with which California …

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Become a FUSE Corps Fellow with CHHS

Exciting FUSE Corps fellowship opportunity to work with the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) to “Utilize Data-Driven Strategies to Improve Client Outcomes.” See this detailed summary of the FUSE Corps fellowship opportunity. CHHS’s goal is to evolve into a more data-driven agency by better utilizing internal data and analytics to help it make smart decisions …

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Join Us for National Day of Civic Hacking

CHHS has partnered with Code for Sacramento and the City of Sacramento for National Day of Civic Hacking 2016! National Day of Civic Hacking is a nationwide day of action where developers, government employees, designers, journalists, data scientists, non-profit employees, UX designers, and residents who care about their communities come together to host civic tech events …

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Open Data — Better Lives

I am pleased to announce the launch of the California Health and Human Services Data News Website.  This website will provide updates, news, and other information about the CHHS Open Data Portal and related activities.  Access to information was one of our primary goals in establishing the Open Data Portal, and this new website will …

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