National Data Reporting Systems address the public's keen interest in national statistics concerning social problems and the services that are provided to address these problems. They further address the need for increasing accountability of publicly funded programs. As state and local governments have implemented more sophisticated client services information systems, the ability to report such data to the federal government has increased, although there remain many challenges. Over the past several years, we have established a nationally recognized expertise in designing reporting requirements, helping states and localities to meet these requirements, developing sophisticated web-based data reporting and validation procedures, and providing a variety of data products to the Federal government and researchers. WRMA leads the national reporting efforts on child abuse and neglect, the Social Services Block Grant Program, and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. In addition to maintaining state-of-the-art information technology platforms for collecting and validating data, each of the programs require extensive knowledge of the current service programs and providers.
Examples of WRMA's National Data Reporting Systems Projects include: