Our Projects Current & Archived

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Our team is currently engaged in several data efforts as part of development and implementation of the State Data Plan, the State’s Open Data Portal, P20 WIN, and the Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Office. These include, but are not limited to:

Current Projects:

  • COVID-19 data and dashboards: Collaborated with the Department of Public Health and other state agencies to publish data on the impact of COVID-19 in Connecticut on the CT Open Data Portal. Supported the development of dashboards on topics including COVID-19 in schools, which were highlighted in a case study by Tyler Technologies.
  • Annual Nursing Facility Census: Developed online presentation on the CT Open Data Portal of an annual report on the census of Connecticut nursing facilities conducted by the CT Office of Policy and Management Health and Human Services Division.
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Surveillance Report: Worked with the CT DPH Lead Poisoning Program to develop an online presentation lead poisoning surveillance data on the CT Open Data Portal.
  • School immunizations: Data on school immunizations was released as open data for the first time, through the Department of Public Health
  • Juvenile Justice Equity Dashboard: In collaboration with OPM’s Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division and the Juvenile Justice Policy Oversight Council (JJPOC), created an equity dashboard displaying outcomes for justice-involved youth.

  • Two-Generation Approach: In late 2019, Connecticut launched the first Two-Generation Interagency Plan, led by OPM and following a robust stakeholder engagement period to ensure broad participation for residents and practitioners.
  • Housing and segregation study: OPM is leading implementation of a Housing and Segregation study that will analyze the impact of federal and state housing programs and initiatives on economic and racial segregation in Connecticut; report anticipated to be released early 2023.
  • Benefits Cliffs: Co-chaired the Benefits Cliffs subgroup of the 2Gen Advisory Board, which developed a Benefits Cliffs dashboard in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The dashboard is being piloted throughout the state, with an accompanying evaluation through UConn, and will be incorporated in state online portals.  The Benefits Cliffs dashboard supports job seekers to assess a range of career choices from a net earnings view over their lifetime by incorporating customizable family size and ages and the associated self-sufficiency standard for the family, along with the impact of any differential in wages on receipt of public benefits.
  • Workforce and financial aid analysis: Furthered the P20 WIN learning agenda by measuring workforce training outcomes and the reach of state-administered financial aid programs.
  • Executive Order 1 Annual Reporting: Leads the annual reporting efforts of the GreenerGov CT initiative, reporting on agency utility use and expenses and progress on meeting the sustainability goals in Executive Order 1.
  • State Asset Vulnerability Working Group: Developed framework for assessing the vulnerability of state assets to impacts of climate change for Governor’s Council on Climate Change
  • Environmental Justice dashboard: Informing the development of state maps and resources for environmental justice and identification of environmental justice communities.
  • Broadband mapping hub: Creation of central repository for maps and public data on broadband access and adoption in the state
  • Equity Affinity Group: Launched an ‘equity affinity group’ of state agency staff, with a focus on improved reporting on race / ethnicity, language, gender identity and sexual orientation across agencies.
  • Parent Engagement and 2Gen approaches: Developed parent engagement framework for 2Gen and presented to the Administration for Children and Families 6-state work group and the Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy and its impact on elevating parent voice and addressing racial equity issues.
  • Affirmative Action Plans: Work with Governor’s Council on Women and Girls (COWAG) and Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) to streamline Connecticut’s Affirmative Action annual reports, to ensure report data reflects the diversification of the labor market in recent decades and to identify streamlined tools for reporting and advancing the statistical methods in the plans
  • Data Sharing Playbook: In collaboration with the Office of Early Childhood and the digital consultancy Skylight, developed a digital playbook to support the safe, secure, and ethical sharing of data between state agencies.
  • Crumbling foundations: Collect and manage access to data on crumbling foundations in Connecticut, for research purposes.
Past/Archived Projects:

Below you'll find the projects we've worked on over the past several years, with links to further info. 

  • Connecticut Economic Recovery Dashboard: Developed a dashboard on the CT Open Data Portal highlighting data on the economic recovery from COVID-19 in Connecticut developed in partnership with U.S. Digital Response, the Governor’s Office, the Departments of Economic and Community Development and Labor with state, national, and private data sources to provide data and narrative for state staff and the public.
  • Paid family leave scenario analysis: Developed scenario analysis for Connecticut’s new Paid Family Leave Authority based on the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business enrollment and program uptake.
  • Talent retention: Analyzed employment outcomes of postsecondary graduates using interstate wage information, to categorize recent university graduates by key earnings and employment patterns using a K-means clustering analysis and assess the characteristic of those graduates with high-paying, stable employment patterns.

  • 2020 U.S. Census Block Adjustments: In collaboration with OPM’s Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division, developed adjustments to the U.S. Census Bureau population counts in Connecticut pursuant to Public Act 21-13An Act Concerning the Counting of Incarcerated Persons for Purposes of Determining Legislative Districts.
  • Disproportionately Impacted Areas, Identified for Public Act 21-1: In collaboration with the Office of the Governor, the Department of Correction, and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, supported the identification of Disproportionately Impacted Areas (DIAs) for cannabis legalization and developed a public dataset and maps of the DIAs.
  • Learning Collaborative on Impaired Driving: Participated in National Governor’s Association’s Learning Collaborative on Impaired Driving to support the collection of actionable impaired driving data and the leveraging of those data to improve public health and safety.
  • Qualified Census Tracts by Town: Developed a public dataset and map of towns and school districts on the CT Open Data Portal to provide information about the Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs) in Connecticut, which are identified for the implementation of the federal Low-Income Housing Credit Program and administration of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
  • Tax incidence: Used GIS data resources to inform 2022 tax incidence study, including recommendations on how improved parcel and property data could support tax analysis

Our Projects