The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has released a brief on the importance of a statewide digital accessibility coordinator position. In the primer, NASCIO outlines the roles and responsibilities of such a position, why it’s important, and advice for states that do not currently have such a role.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has added new online resources to the POWER Library, Pennsylvania’s electronic library. The state said these additions, which join a collection of more than 25 online resources, include a genealogy database and a language learning platform.
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) has added a new application to its AccessDEQ digital hub.
California’s Cradle-to-Career (C2C) Data System has begun integrating more than 1 billion data points, which the state calls a “pivotal phase in its effort to transform education and workforce development.”
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation launching a new online portal – the Reproductive Health Information Hub – which is accessible at nj.gov/reproductivehealth.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has redesigned the Illinois Hospital Report Card website with the aim of presenting patient safety and quality of care information in a more user-friendly format. The revamped website includes an updated Illinois Public Health Community Map, with county-level information on health outcomes and access to care across Illinois.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has tapped Mission Critical Partners (MCP) to help the agency overhaul the state’s criminal justice information systems and operations.