We provide a uniquely informed starting point for improving outcomes for children, families and communities by regularly convening thought leaders and distilling the latest
thinking about human service integration and interoperability.
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Human Services 2.0
Through innovative and customized consulting processes and hands-on training
workshops, we mesh consumer-centric insight with proven business and technology
practices to drive cross-program and cross-agency linkages among federal, state,
county and nonprofit organizations.
To support federal, state, and county leaders we research and collect
outstanding examples of innovative and emerging interoperability efforts
nationwide and make them readily available to the community.
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Bryan Sivak, DHHS CTO, speaks on experimentation, entrepreneurship, and open data at the 8th Annual SOC Symposium.
Author: Michael KerrCommunities play a major role in determining and sustaining the health, fitness, and, ultimately, the longevity and quality of life of their residents. Many studies indicate that community conditions and amenities impact the personal choices of residents in the areas of diet and exercise, disease treatment and management, and in engagement in behaviors that can be harmful to health. Often referred to as the physical or environmental determinants of health, such community attributes are the focus of exciting initiatives in states and localities across the country. Moreover, the burgeoning fields of open health data and health data analytics offer great promise in enabling state and local policymakers to track key community-wide health metrics and monitor the changing measures of health among wider population groups. These initiatives and indicators -- and the enabling technologies -- will be the focus of several events in which Stewards of Change Institute will be involved in 2014. MORE»
The Illinois Framework Project recently released
Establishing Governance for Health and Human Services Interoperability Initiatives, a handbook for states and local jurisdictions contemplating interoperability projects. Supported by Stewards of Change Consulting, the Illinois Framework has produced a handbook that provides a step-by-step guide for implementing governance in cross-agency settings. The work draws from expert interviews and research into best practices, and the experience of the Illinois Framework in developing a governance structure for Illinois’ health and human services agencies. The handbook includes interactive features such as audio recordings of interviews, links to reports and white papers, and a toolkit of key documents such as charters and memoranda. Please visit
Illinois Framework website to learn more about the Governance project.
Stewards of Change Institute, the California HealthCare Foundation, and the Health Data Consortium are proud to hold the first HHS Open DataFest
at the Sacramento Convention Center on January 21st and 22nd,
For leaders seeking new approaches and methodologies to move their organizations toward interoperable and integrated information resources, we are very pleased to offer HS 2.0: Getting Started on the Road to Interoperability.
SOC’s ongoing work on a proposed electronic health and human
services record was an outgrowth of the recent statewide
conference co-hosted by the California Judicial Council, Blue
Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care, California
Department of Health and Human Services and Stuart Foundation.
Distinguish between the myths and realities of
confidentiality and information-sharing rules, with insights
from this groundbreaking think tank.
Stewards of Change introduced Human Services 2.0 –
InterOptimability approach to the Administration for
Children and Families and provides ongoing implementation
The National Interoperability Community of Practice, hosted by Stewards of Change, is a collaborative site where colleagues across health, education and human services come together to create and support a national interoperability vision and strategy. We hope you’ll find it a useful and engaging tool.MORE »
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