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LinkWise: A Modern Privacy Preserving Record Linkage Software

Posted on: Mar 15, 2018

LinkWise is a data linkage software product created by PolicyWise for Children & Families to link population-level data. It follows a probabilistic data linkage model and supports clear-text (unencrypted) and privacy preserving (encrypted) record linkage. The clear-text technique is a…

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The All Our Families cohort: understanding development across the lifecourse by Mary Canning

Posted on: Mar 15, 2018

SAGE and All Our Families (AOF) are excited to announce that new data from the AOF study is now available through SAGE, just in time for our SAGE Secondary Data Use Grant. Researchers can now apply to use the AOF…

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Data Byte #1802: An Insight into Child Intervention Clients’ Mental Health

Posted on: Feb 5, 2018

Did you know… among children and youth who received Child Intervention services in Alberta (aged 0 to 22), 1 in 5 used mental health services between 2005/06 and 2010/11. View the full Data Byte here. Explore the full report here. PolicyWise…

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Data Byte #1801: An Insight into Post-Secondary Students’ Mental Health

Posted on: Jan 12, 2018

Did you know…among post-secondary students in Alberta (aged 18 to 25) using mental health services between 2005/06 and 10/11, 1 in 5 received an injury/harm diagnosis. View the full Data Byte here. Explore the full report here. PolicyWise for Children…

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New publication in The Philanthropist

Posted on: Jan 2, 2018

Kiran Pohar Manhas, and PolicyWise staff Jason Lau and Xinjie Cui recently published an article titled “Sharing Data and Protecting Privacy: A Case Study from Alberta” in The Philanthropist. This article is a shorter, peer-reviewed portion of a full report titled “Law…

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Data Byte #1701: An Insight on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Educational Achievement

Posted on: Dec 15, 2017

Did you know… nearly half of young Albertans with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder were meeting or exceeding educational expectations between 2005/06 and 2010/11? View the full Data Byte here. Explore the full report here. PolicyWise for Children and Families manages…

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Integrated Hubs Project

Posted on: Oct 20, 2017

The Integrated Hubs Project aims to minimize the service gap between child and adult services by providing a youth-oriented ‘one-stop-shop’ for youth to access mental health care as early as possible. This is an opportunity for community-based organizations to express interest…

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New Report: Law and Governance of Secondary Data Use

Posted on: Aug 22, 2017

With support from SAGE (Secondary Analysis to Generate Evidence) and PolicyWise, Kiran Pohar Minhas has produced a new report titled “Law & Governance of Secondary Data Use: Obligations of Not-For-Profit Organizations in Alberta.” This paper presents the legal and governance…

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Family planning and healthcare provider practice patterns in Alberta: Are they aligned with the Ready or Not provincial campaign? A health administrative study using the All Our Babies data

Posted on: Jul 10, 2017

Grants Primary Investigator: Dr. Jennifer Zwicker, University of Calgary Overview: The following study will use data from the All Our Babies dataset to examine behaviours by families and healthcare providers and determine if they align with a provincial Ready or Not…

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A secondary data analysis of emerging stigma in the What Albertans Know about FASD

Posted on: Jul 10, 2017

Grant Primary Investigator: Dr. Peter Choate, Mount Royal University Overview: This FASD data set has been reviewed for its utility in relation to a secondary data analysis focusing on the ways in which public attitudes, stigma, prevention, and intervention intersect. In…

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