Government programs often develop within agency silos, making it difficult to support ‘whole community’ responses to pressing problems. To combat this issue, the Iowa Linkage to Care Advisory Board was created to embrace cross-agency evidence-based policymaking in statewide prevention, treatment, and public safety response efforts. This project identified, webscraped, and spatially mapped publicly available data reflecting formal and informal ‘Systems of Care’ that support resilience related to mental health, physical health, education, workforce development, and child care. Interactive data tools and insights catalog and improve awareness of state resources in support of the Board’s ongoing efforts to address systemic change.
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Kishor Kumar Sridhar
Graduate Student, Information Systems, Iowa State University
Recent Undergraduate/Incoming Master’s Student, Mathematics, Iowa State University
Joel Von Behren
Undergraduate Student, Data Science, Iowa State University
Recent Undergraduate/Upcoming Graduate Student, Statistics, Iowa State University
Professor and Interim Professor in Charge of the Data Science Program, Iowa State University
Shawn F. Dorius
Associate Professor of Sociology, Iowa State University