Using Integrated Data to Answer Critical Policy Questions: Lessons Learned in Three States
During this webinar, we share lessons learned and recommendations from a new report released by the Early Childhood Data Collaborative. The report documents the experiences of KIDS COUNT organizations funded to use integrated data systems (IDS) to produce policy research reports addressing key child advocacy issues in their states. The webinar features the KIDS COUNT organizations highlighted in the report – Mississippi, Minnesota, and Rhode Island. They each share their successes and challenges partnering with state agencies to answer questions about children’s access to child care and other social services; the relationship between early health and kindergarten readiness; and participation rates for children of color in public assistance programs.