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Comment Letter to the Federal Government on the Proposed Rule Entitled Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds

Today, the California Health and Human Services Agency, along with the California Department of Health Care Services, California Department of Public Health, and the California Department of Social Services, submitted a comment letter to the Federal Government on the Proposed Rule entitled, Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds (83 Fed. Reg. 51114 (Oct. 10, 2018)), RIN …

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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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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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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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CHHS Open Data Handbook

  An important but sometimes lesser-known portion of the CHHS open data effort is the associated Open Data Handbook. The handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the defining structures, procedures, technologies, and resources associated with the Data Portal: Introduction—The big-picture purpose of the handbook, key open data technical terms, and implementation phases. Governance—The overall open data …

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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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