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Washington DC - Last week, the House passed Congressman Tom Reed's Standard DATA Act as part of HR 2824, the Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act. The purpose of this legislation was to reauthorize the funding for the Maternal Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV).

The Standard DATA Act requires consistent data requirements across key human service programs, which will help to with efficiency and ensure government programs are set up to communicate effectively with one another. By breaking down silos between government agencies we can help assist individuals in a more efficient way rather than repeating steps with each government agency.

"By making sure the left hand knows what the right hand is doing, we are better able to care for individuals in need. This bill will modernize government programs and streamline processes so we can better help underserved populations," Reed said.

Using a common language and consistent data standards will increase the integrity and effectiveness of human services programs, saving taxpayer dollars as a result.

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