The CHHS Data Playbook is designed to help build an organizational culture focused on data and data-driven decision making. The Playbook is a mechanism to disseminate best practices and lessons learned across the Agency, consisting of resources and toolkits to help staff navigate data projects and discuss data-related topics in nontechnical language. The Playbook is also available on GitHub, so that other organizations can leverage and adapt it for their needs. Image link to Data Playbook We’d love to hear from you! Write us at dataplaybook@chhs.ca.gov with questions or feedback. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.
CHHS launched its Open Data initiative to increase public access to one of the State’s most valuable assets—non-confidential health and human services data. Its goals are to:
  • spark innovation
  • promote research and economic opportunities
  • engage public participation in government
  • increase transparency
  • inform decision-making
“Open Data” describes data that are freely available, machine-readable, and formatted according to national technical standards to facilitate visibility and reuse of published data.

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We’d love to hear from you! Write us at opendata@chhs.ca.gov with questions or feedback. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. Follow @CHHSDataNews for updates on new datasets.

The California Health and Human Services Agency oversees departments and offices that provide a wide range of services in the areas of health care, mental health, public health, alcohol and drug treatment, income assistance, social services and assistance to people with disabilities.