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State Agency Databases Activity Report 2/24/2013

This week featured continued activity at the State Agency Databases project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases.


Pam Crawford officially adopted the Kansas page this week and immediately got to work on a number of updates.


The adoption of Kansas leaves us with just three states waiting for volunteer government information specialists/enthusiasts to adopt them:

  • Hawaii
  • Minnesota
  • Oklahoma

If you are interested in adopting one of these pages, please read our volunteer guide and make sure you can accept the responsibilities of a project volunteer. Then contact project coordinator Daniel Cornwall at danielcornwall@gmail.com with a statement of interest and your favorite database from the page you are adopting.


For a complete picture of activity on our project this week, visit http://tinyurl.com/statedbs. Here are some highlights:


FLORIDA (Wilhelmina Randtke)

CHARTS Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set – Includes such health statistics as births, deaths, disease morbidity, behavioral risk factors, communicable diseases, chronic diseases, maternal & child health, environmental health, injury & violence, social & mental health, and population characteristics.

KANSAS (Pam Crawford)

Addiction Treatment Centers – Searchable by zip code, county, or city.


Maryland Funding Accountability & Transparency – Search by agency making a payment, by vendor receiving a payment or by zip code of a vendor receiving payment. From the website, “This is a public web site which allows citizens of Maryland and visitors to search and view summary information on payments made to vendors that received $25,000 or more for the respective fiscal year. Information is currently available beginning Fiscal Year 2008.”

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