The state has improved outcomes through technology infrastructure that allows it to efficiently collect, inventory, and share data.
7. Data Infrastructure
In January 2018, with support from the AISP Learning Community initiative, key members of the Delaware Governor’s Family Services Cabinet Council (FSCC) began collaborating to develop the Delaware Integrated Data System (DIDS) to jointly use information from multiple agencies that provide services to Delaware’s families. The primary goals of the DIDS are to link disparate data from numerous state programs and develop predictive analytics to help verify best methods for providing meaningful assistance. According to the launch announcement: “The system will help Delaware coordinate services and support young people and families in Wilmington who are at high risk of violence, and bolster the ongoing work of the Family Services Cabinet Council.” DIDS is hosted by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and the Department of Technology & Information (DTI). DTI is also home to Delaware’s Open Data Portal supports data sharing with the public and currently has 342 datasets available.
Issue Areas: Child Welfare, Economic Mobility, Health