2016-09-13 National Governors Association

Improving Human Services Programs and Outcomes Through Shared Data

Governors are responsible for ensuring that state government meets the needs of their constituents across a range of areas—human services/social services, public health, education and public safety— as effectively and efficiently as possible. The siloed nature of public agencies and public funding, however, can make it difficult for governors and their senior leaders to understand the extent to which public programs are achieving their goals. Improving Human Services Programs and Outcomes Through Shared Data provides examples of effective approaches to sharing state data and offers lessons for governors and their senior staff interested in enhancing their capacity to protect and secure individuals’ private information.

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