Home visiting is an important component of the early childhood (EC) landscape, but home visiting data are often not part of the larger early childhood data integration efforts that states undertake. Building support for home visiting data integration and coordinating efforts across sectors, systems, and programs require the involvement of a wide range of stakeholders.
This resource presents an approach for engaging a diverse group of stakeholders—from families to home visiting model developers to researchers and legislators—when creating a process to integrate home visiting data with other early childhood data. It describes steps for:
This resource will be particularly valuable to those who lead efforts to connect home visiting data with other early childhood data. These data integration leaders may be state-level data managers or individuals who have taken the ownership of linking data across early childhood programs.
Stakeholder engagement is essential to successfully build integrated data systems. Leaders should engage stakeholders early in the process and maintain their engagement throughout in order to:
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