About the DataHub

The RI DataHUB is a central resource for anyone interested in using data to understand the well-being of people in Rhode Island.

The DataHUB brings together data sets from multiple federal, state and local sources. The site allows you to select the data of your choice and visualize it in charts, graphs, maps and more. The ability to see relationships between data sets sheds light on important details and allows for new insights into policy or programmatic questions about the well-being of Rhode Islanders.

Policymakers, program planners and grants writers can use the DataHUB to demonstrate where to target scarce public resources and explain the data-driven rationale behind policy decisions.

Data Stories and Reports

We recommend Data Stories and Reports as the best place to begin exploring. Our Data Reports are pre-made graphs that allow you examine a specific topic. Data Stories are interactive slideshows that guide you through data related to a policy question.

Data Sources

Data are currently gathered from local partnering public agencies including: the RI Department of Education (RIDE), the RI Department of Health (HEALTH), the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education (RIBGHE), the RI Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), and Providence Public Schools (PPSD). National sources include the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Census. Making Connections Providence is piloting programmatic data from local service providers, and discussions with additional data partners are on-going.


Initial funding and support for the DataHUB was provided by the Rhode Island Department of Education to help the state manage and coordinate the many drug and violence-prevention efforts in the state. This has allowed policy makers to understand which characteristics and conditions most put kids at risk of unhealthy behaviors, and precisely where interventions should be targeted.

Funders of the DataHUB include: RI Department of Education, RI Office of Higher Education, RI Department of Health, and RI Department of Labor and Training.

DataHUB Technical Partners

The DataHub database and web tools are developed, housed, and maintained by The Providence Plan. The visualization software integrated into the web portal (Weave) is in development by the Open Indicators Consortium (OIC). To learn more about Weave, check out http://www.openindicators.org.

For more information, contact questions@ridatahub.org.

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