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Video Series on Data Driven Decision Making

Published: November 1, 2016
Categories:
Technical Assistance
Topics:
Child Welfare
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Video

This first part of the video series on data-driven decision making (DDDM) provides an overview of DDDM, explains its importance in the context of human service organizations, and describes the process of developing a theory of change as a first step in the DDDM process in the context of a fictional human services organization (Greene County Department of Human Services).

This second part of the DDDM video series explores the process of collecting and analyzing data to inform decision making in a human service context. Using the fictional example of Greene County Department of Human Services’ foster care recruitment and licensing program, the video describes the creation of data collection and tracking systems, the monitoring of ongoing recruitment and licensing activities, and using data to identify and troubleshoot problems.

This third and final part of the DDDM video series describes strategies for communicating information collected through the DDDM process to key stakeholder groups in a clear and concise manner and for using findings to solve problems and make program improvements. The fictional example of Greene County Department of Human Services’ foster care recruitment and licensing program is used again to illustrate these strategies.