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Roadmap for Foster Care and K/12 Data Linkages Key Focus Areas to Ensure Quality Implementation

This resource provides guidance on linking education and foster care data. It provides detailed description of general issues relating to data sharing.

Year 2017

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Rising to the Challenge: Building Effective Systems for Young Children and Families, a BUILD E-Book

This resource provides information on creating linked data systems relating to early learning and development.

Year 2015

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Sharing Data and Protecting Your Community

This resource provides information and guidance associated with research involving the genetic information of tribal communities and includes links to example data use contrAct;s with Tribal and American Indian/Alaskan Native organizations.

Year 2011

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Sharing Data for Better Results: A Guide to Building Integrated Data Systems Compatible with Federal Privacy Laws

This toolkit provides guidance on federal data protection laws to government employees and elected officials to facilitate the integration of data systems and government services.

Year 2014

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Strength in Numbers: Supporting Quality Improvement in Early Care and Education Programs through Linking Administrative Data

This resource describes challenges in linking administrative data relating to early care and education programs and provides specific strategies to address them.

Year 2016

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Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide Third Edition

This two-volume manual provides detailed information on creating and operating various health-related registries.

Year 2014

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Connecting the Dots: The Promise of Integrated Data Systems for Policy Analysis and Systems Reform

This resource provides an overview of the legal, ethical, scientific, and economic challenges associated with creating integrated data systems for inter-agency collaborations and research.

Year 2010

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Conquering the Trials and Tribulations of Data Sharing and Linking

This slide deck provides information on legal and policy considerations and misconceptions related to early childhood integrated data systems, including lessons learned from early childhood data systems implemented in Connecticut and North Carolina.

Year 2014

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Tribal Epidemiology Toolkit

This toolkit provides resources and best Practices to promote population health among tribal communities by enhancing public health surveillance in Indian Country.

Year 2013

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Federal Statistical Research Data Centers

This website contains information about federal statistical research data centers, including information about available government data and the processes for accessing that data for research.

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Guidance on the Use of Financial Aid Information for program evaluation; and Research

This document provides guidance and information on legal issues relating to using student financial aid information for program evaluation; and research.

Year 2017

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Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Confidentiality Toolkit

This toolkit to assist governments promote coordination and collaboration between various governmental agencies and programs relating to children and families.

Year 2014

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Administrative Data and Disease Surveillance: An Integration Toolkit

This resource discusses issues associated with the integration of administrative and disease surveillance data for public health applications, including real and perceived barriers to integration.

Year 2011

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SLDS Issue Brief: Sources and Linking Strategies for Employment Data

This issue brief describes different strategies for linking employment data, education data, and other social service data.

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The Integration of Early Childhood Data State Profiles and A Report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education

This resource provides information relating to the creation of early childhood integrated data systems using existing administrative data to state governments.

Year 2016

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Interagency Data Disclosure

This US Department of Education resource provides tips on interagency data sharing and integration for education agencies, housing agencies, and organizations serving homeless persons.

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Joint Guidance on Data Matching to Facilitate WIOA Performance Reporting and Evaluation

This joint guidance from the US Departments of Labor and Education discusses compliance issues associated with linked education data with unemployment compensation data and vocational rehabilitation data.

Year 2016

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Data Policy Toolkit: Implementing the State Blueprint

This issue brief argues for the creation of longitudinal data systems and proposes that states adopt legislation; to remove policy barriers and authorize data sharing.

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Data Sharing Road Map: Improving Student Outcomes through Partnerships between Public Housing Agencies and School Districts

This HUD resource provides guidance to assist public housing agencies collaborate and develop data-sharing partnerships with school districts.

Year 2017

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Data-Sharing Tool Kit for Communities: How To Leverage Community Relationships While Protecting Student Privacy

This toolkit provides information and resources to help users better understand how to share data protected by FERPA.

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Legal Issues for IDS Use: Finding a Way Forward

This resource outlines legal and policy considerations for creating an integrated data system. It provides guidance for negotiating and creating legal agreements to use data.

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Many Missing Pieces: The Difficult Task of Linking Early Childhood Data and School-Based Data Systems

This issue brief discusses various challenges to linking education and early childhood data. I provides a brief overview of a few federal laws protecting education and early childhood data.

Year 2010

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Models for Change Information Sharing Tool Kit

This toolkit provides information for jurisdictions seeking to share data to support juvenile justice reform efforts.

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Using Administrative Data for Randomized Evaluations

This resource provides guidance on obtaining and using nonpublic administrative data for evaluation purposes.

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Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health

The resource walks through a series of legal analyses involving the application of the HIPAA rules to different case examples of health departments using health information for public health purposes.

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Information Sharing in Criminal Justice & Mental Health Collaborations: Working with HIPAA and Other Privacy Laws

This resource examines the laws relating to health information sharing in the legal, public safety, and criminal justice contexts.

Year 2010

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