California Health and Human Services

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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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CHHS Data Playbook: Building a Data-Driven Culture

Over the past few years we have spent a great deal of time opening our data and engaging with stakeholders to improve the programs and services we deliver. This work has also given us the opportunity to discuss how to better utilize data internally to improve our role and function as a government agency. To …

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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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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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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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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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Open Data Successes to Date

CHHS is increasing access to public health, health care, human services and other data, driving improved transparency and data-driven innovation that enhance government services across the health and human services landscape. Since the launch of the portal in November 2014, the innovation has already begun to bear fruit. Though CHHS Open Data has finished only …

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