Is It Time to Establish a National Disability Data System?
Publication Date: May 2009
Publisher(s): Center for Studying Disability Policy
Keywords: Medicaid Buy-In; SSA; SSDI; Disability Data
Coverage: United States
There is a growing divergence between demands placed on the system for assisting people with disabilities and the data required to manage this system. A new brief from our Center for Studying Disability Policy seeks to stimulate discussion about the value of establishing a national disability data system to make better use of existing data and add new data. This type of system could improve coordination of federal data collection and analysis, help agencies and others gain a better understanding of those served, and provide critical information for monitoring and improving programs.