What’s Changing with Census Data Availability? Differential Privacy: What is It and Why it Matters for Census 2020

CTData has traveled state to state on the conference circuit over the past few months. We recently attended the American Community Survey (ACS) Users Data Conference in Washington, DC; the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership Meeting in Milwaukee, WI; the Census State Data Center Conference in Charlotte, NC; and the Association for Public Data Users Conference in Washington DC. One of the most pressing topics of discussion was the 2020 Census and its new differential privacy policies. To help you gain…

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8/19 & 9/9: State Data Plan Data Forums with Chief Data Officer

The Connecticut Data Collaborative in partnership with the Chief Data Officer Tyler Kleykamp is hosting two Data Forums to discuss the Focal Points in the State Data Plan. This is an opportunity for state agencies and stakeholders to prioritize the most pressing data questions, identify existing data sources, discuss gaps in public data, and help create an action plan to make more data available to the public for policy decision making.  The meetings will be held at CTData’s office at 10 Constitution Plaza in Hartford. See more details and register for each…

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June 24th: Data on Children and Families in Eastern CT

If you’re committed to improving health outcomes for children and families, data build the foundation for smarter, impactful decision making. But since data are not always easily accessible and/or available, where should you begin? Our Executive Director Michelle Riordan-Nold will provide insight into this question during the Family Access Collaborative meeting at the East Hampton Public Library on June 24th at 2:00 pm. Ms. Riordan-Nold will guide attendees through the Eastern Connecticut Regional Data Story and explore contributing factors to…

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Data Clinics

Do you have questions about your data collection process? Do your survey questions need a thorough examination? Are you looking to reimagine your reporting? The Connecticut Data Collaborative is offering Data Clinics, which are 90-minute consultancy meetings where we tackle a specific data issue or challenge your organization is facing. We could review an existing or newly developed survey, examine your current data reports, or think about the data operations in your organization to improve how you capture the impact…

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Map of Households without Internet Access or Dial-up only – Census 2020 implications

We’ve been traveling across the state to talk Census 2020! On April 30th, CTData’s Executive Director Michelle Riordan-Nold presented at the U.S. Census 2020 Library Kickoff at the Connecticut Library Association Conference in Mystic. Ms. Riordan-Nold was also joined by Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, U.S. Census Bureau Regional Director Jeff Behler, and Census Data Dissemination Specialist Ana Maria Garcia. With Census 2020 on the horizon, Riordan-Nold discussed potential census challenges—new and old. This will be the first census that people…

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CTData is Hiring for a New Role

The Connecticut Data Collaborative is seeking an enthusiastic and relationship-oriented Data Coordinator to manage the data governance aspects of a new initiative, the Hartford Data Collaborative. In partnership with agencies and organizations across the city, we are developing an Integrated Data System (IDS) that will link data across agencies and enable communities, providers, researchers, and the government to understand the complex, interconnected issues facing children and families in Hartford, ultimately providing the data to be able to design programs that…

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