Interoperability and Data Sharing

This portfolio promotes data sharing and collaboration to enable data-driven service delivery and program administration. Examples include:

  • interoperability initiatives to adopt common standards and practices;
  • efforts to streamline eligibility determination and enrollment across multiple programs;
  • identification of improper payments and prevention of waste, fraud and abuse; and
  • coordination of federal financial support across complex data systems involving multiple programs.

Projects focus on data sharing both within and across programs, as exemplified by states’ implementation of Integrated Data Systems (IDS) and Eligibility and Enrollment (E&E) systems. Supports include providing direct technical assistance, development of toolkits and other guides, promoting data standardization and architecture, and coordination of federal resources and support.

See the OPRE project pages below for more information:

Projects on this Topic

States and communities across the country have been exploring innovative ways to strengthen and align the programs that serve children and their families. One way to do this may be through coordinated service delivery. Through this project, awarded to Mathematica, ACF seeks to learn more about how states and communities coordinate early care and education, family economic security, and/or other health and human services to most efficiently and effectively support the well-being of low-income children and their families.

The Child and Family Data Archive (CFData) is the place to discover, access, and analyze data on young children, their families and communities, and the programs that serve them. OPRE funds numerous data collection efforts through research studies on a wide range of early care and education (ECE) topics within and across child care, Head Start, and home visiting.

Project Overview

The purpose of this project is to develop recommendations and strategies that ACF can pursue to increase data accessibility...