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Database Design: Collecting Human Services Data

State of Ohio, Department of Human Resources

Presented by
Joni Cunningham, Office of Research, Deputy Director
Patricia Badgero, Office of Research, Systems Analyst
Michael Nabors, Bureau of Research and Evaluation, Mathematician
Helen Anne Sweeney, Bureau of Research and Evaluation, Senior Economist
Douglas Tracy, Bureau of Systems Design, Supervisor

The Ohio Department of Human Services constructed a database from existing data files to be used in analyzing information for Welfare Reform. The database also serves as the main federal reporting tracking tool. Staff are currently building query applications for users who want to access information.