Charting the Path for Babies in the City and County of San Francisco


The San Francisco Human Services Agency (SF HSA), Unified School District (SFUSD), Department of Public Health (DPH), Office of Early Care and Education (OECE), Department of Child, Youth and Families (DCYF), First 5 SF and the Our Children Our Families (OCOF) Council have partnered with the Children’s Data Network to generate information related to the demographics, resources, public service trajectories, and outcomes of babies born in San Francisco County. Leveraging the data generated through the CHHS Record Reconciliation, the primary aims of the project are to characterize the babies born in San Francisco County between 2015 and 2018 and their interactions with public benefit and health systems during that time horizon (e.g., Child Welfare, Developmental Services, CalWORKs, CalFresh, WIC, Medi-Cal, Emergency Surgery, Hospitalization) and to inform potential research questions for and additional data sources needed in future phases.

Ultimately, these data could help San Francisco leaders better understand their client population within the context of the population statewide and help them more efficiently and effectively relate the receipt of services with outcomes. Identifying the combination, timing, and sequence of services that work best for certain clients would help the City and County of San Francisco create an informed, effective, and equitable system of services to support its most vulnerable families.

Overview of Findings

Analysis in Progress.



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