OCID connects data from five state agencies to provide a one-stop-shop to inform decisions on how to best serve Oregon children
Salem, OR—Today, Governor Kate Brown launched the Oregon Child Integrated Dataset
(OCID) Project, a vital online resource to provide policymakers with a more complete picture of how state programs interact with Oregon children and families over time. OCID reaches across state data systems to combine data from five agencies to ensure accountability for the well-being of the children who touch state services.
“Thanks to the years of hard work that have made OCID a reality, we can now have a clear view of the size and scope of the challenge we face to ensure that every Oregon child has the opportunity to grow, thrive, and achieve their full potential,” said Governor Brown. “The best policies and investments rely on science and data to inform decision-making. OCID will expand the transparency of state programs, build trust in state systems, and hold us all accountable. Oregon’s children are counting on us.”
OCID compiles data by family where possible instead of by agency, giving a more complete picture of how different programs across state government have interacted with similar children and families over time. The data, which is compiled from five state agencies - the Oregon Department of Education, the Oregon Early Learning Division, the Oregon Department of Human Services, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Oregon Youth Authority - will provide a more complete picture of where programs can be improved to best serve Oregon children.
OCID was made possible by commitments and collaboration from the Legislature, State agencies, and the philanthropic organizations that brought OCID to fruition. OCID is a public-private partnership, and is administered by the Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health Sciences University.