California Health and Human Services

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Center for Data Insights & Innovation

Turning data into insights, knowledge, and action.
Planting the seeds of knowledge and insights for meaningful outcomes!

The Problem

Every day, the world becomes more and more reliant on accumulated data. Big Data however comes with inherent challenges.

The Solution

  • Refine Agency data strategy
  • Increase insight at the frontline
  • Increase speed of access to data
  • Increase data transparency
  • Deliver data talent
  • Build data literacy

Data Journey

CHHS’ data journey has passed many milestones as we advance our data efforts. Future success is dependent on effectively gathering, managing, and analyzing data. CDII is here to help meet those goals of increased data sharing in secure environments. Our journey continues.

  • 2020 RDH Pilot Expanded to become the Agency Data Exchange
  • 2020 Research Data Hub Pilot launched
  • 2020 CHHS Program Dashboard updated
  • 2019 CHHS Agency-wide Data Literacy survey released
  • 2018 Record Reconciliation Proof of Concept launched
  • 2017 Data Sharing Framework developed
  • 2016 Data De-Identification Guidelines established
  • 2016 CHHS Data Playbook developed
  • 2015 Open Data Handbook published
  • 2014 Open Data Portal launched

Our Strategy

CDII will help drive insight, accessibility, sharing, and transformation for data across CHHS and California

Our Solution

Through inter-departmental collaboration, CDII is developing a data driven ecosystem of products and services designed to improve data sharing and analytics processes for Agency

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CalHHS Open Data Portal

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CalHHS 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.

Data News on Twitter
Follow @CHHSDataNews on Twitter for updates on new datasets.

CalHHS Program Dashboard
The Dashboard contains participation data related to seven California Health & Human Services agency programs.

Open Data Catalog
This is a catalog of all resources currently available on the Open Data Portal.

CalHHS Data Playbook

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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.

Data De-Identification Guidelines

The CalHHS Data De-Identification Guidelines describe a procedure to be used by Departments and offices in the Agency to assess data for public release.

Data Sharing Framework

Data sharing at CalHHS is governed by the CalHHS data exchange agreement, which includes one master agreement and subordinate “Business Use Case Proposals” containing the specific business case to document each data exchange under the master agreement.

Record Reconciliation

The goal of CalHHS Record Reconciliation is to link and organize administrative, client-level records to improve statistical analysis of CalHHS clients.

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