Our nation’s leaders understand the value of data to inform executive decision-making. Reports from the U.S. Commission of Evidence-Based Policymaking have increased attention on the potential of integrated data systems to address gaps in service coordination, population-level surveillance and service responses.
Here in Iowa, state agency channels already collect multitudes of data about child and family needs and wellbeing for local program access and reporting. With I2D2, we securely and scientifically leverage that data to increase use, to improve data literacy among stakeholder community groups, and to generate cross-systems dialog — fostering greater insight to Iowa’s needs.
With such insight, I2D2 addresses systems-level disconnects. Invisible
populations can be seen. Cross-systems collaborations can be
strategically and deliberately formed to fill gaps and address needs.
Program successes can become clearer. With actionable intelligence
derived from I2D2, our state and program leaders can make powerful,
targeted decisions to improve the lives of all Iowans.