The State-Level Home Visiting Integration with Early Childhood Data Systems (SHINE) initiative aims to support states in integrating their home visiting data with other early childhood data. SHINE’s primary goals are 1) to provide technical assistance to states to help them integrate their home visiting data into their statewide early childhood integrated data system (ECIDS); and 2) to develop resources for state leaders interested in developing integrated data systems inclusive of home visiting data.

State technical assistance

Child Trends invited states to submit applications for technical assistance related to integrating their home visiting and early childhood data. Technical assistance provided by the Child Trends team included consultation with data integration state project leads, facilitation of meetings, drafting and review of state-specific documents related to data integration, stipends, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

Participating SHINE states are Oklahoma, Minnesota, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Utah.

SHINE resources

Child Trends developed a series of resources that can be used when integrating home visiting data with other early childhood data. Each resource is short, user-friendly, and designed to offer supports and recommendations to advance home visiting data integration efforts. These resources can be used in any order, and either individually or in any combination. Together, these resources guide states as they take steps toward data integration.

Available resources address the following topics:

Coming soon!

  • How to navigate between data systems describes different systems in which home visiting data may be housed and how to integrate across them.
  • How to ensure the security of integrated data identifies security and confidentiality requirements when integrating home visiting data.

SHINE is funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation.