OCID is a resource unique to Oregon; no other state is known to have such a robust, comprehensive integrated dataset. Because OCID links cross-agency and cross-program data, at times the OCID team must develop specific methods to work with the dataset. Transparency is a critical component and goal for the OCID project and OCID’s primary data development methods are accessible here.
OCID Developing Equity and Engagement Strategy
At the heart of the OCID project is a commitment to building connections and learning from policymakers, state leaders, and diverse groups of child well-being policy stakeholders across the state. To guide this work, the OCID team is developing an equity and engagement strategy that draws on lessons learned from team experiences and from the shared wisdom of those whose guidance and feedback we have sought along the way. This document provides an overview of key insights to-date and how those lessons-learned have informed a preliminary equity and engagement framework to guide the OCID team in its engagement, analytic, and reporting decisions.
OCID and Administrative Data
Administrative data is foundational to OCID and is a critical tool for improving services and outcomes. This overview includes a brief description of administrative data as well as important considerations for its use.
OCID Race and Ethnicity Data Overview
Most programs and agencies have different data definitions, collection, and reporting for race and ethnicity, which are not easily reconciled. To consistently report race and ethnicity information across data sources, OCID developed a methodology to select information for individuals when there are multiple options within and across points in time.