The National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC) is an organization focused on developing effective leadership for the best use of information technology to manage human services.

NHSDC provides information, assistance, peer to peer education and lifelong learning to its conference participants, website members and other interested parties in the articulation, planning, implementation and continuous operation of technology initiatives to collect, aggregate, analyze and present information regarding the provision of human services.

Fall 2014 Conference and Institute – Register Today!

National Human Services Data Consortium Fall Conference and Institute will be held in the Washington D.C. area (Crystal City).  The Conference is on October 21 & 22, 2014 and the Pre-Conference Institute is on October 20, 2014. Please visit our event registration site for conference registration. Our recent conferences have sold out so you will want to register as soon as possible.

As in past years, the NHSDC conference is a HUD approved conference. Therefore, HMIS funds awarded under the Continuum of Care (CoC) program may be used to attend the 2014 NHSDC Fall Conference. Funds included in the Training and Technical Assistance line of the HMIS budget may be used for costs associated with attendance at training sessions that are qualified-and pre-approved by HUD Headquarters, such as this NHSDC conference. Projects without funds designated for HMIS do not have an HMIS budget, and, therefore, are not eligible to use supportive service funds to attend this event.


In keeping with this year’s theme, “Connections: Data, Dialogue, and Discovery”, the Fall Conference planning committee is assembling a great slate of presentations. Here is the preliminary conference agenda!

The conference opens at 8:00am on Tuesday, October 21, and ends at 5:00pm on Wednesday, October 22. Breakfast and lunch are provided to all registered attendees. Registration is progressing quite well. Our event is expected to sell out, so please register for the conference as soon as you can!

Pre-Conference Institute

NHSDC is also excited to announce an interactive “Train the Trainer” session on the Client Access, Assessment, and Referral Experience System (CAARES) Design. This session takes place on October 20, 2014, the day before the official kick-off of the Fall 2014 NHSDC Conference. Advance registration is required and seating is limited. Registration is $65.00 per person through our conference web site. For a detailed description, please visit the Institute Page.

Client focused system of care design is the cornerstone to developing an effective and productive coordinated access, assessment, and referral system. The purpose of the CAARES Institute is to begin training community leadership on how to facilitate the development of a client-focused system of care within their own communities to support coordinated assessment system development, identify and implement prioritization strategies, develop written standards, and facilitate performance measurement. The Institute is designed to address all knowledge levels of coordinated assessment system design from beginner to expert.

Hotel Reservations Filling Up. Reserve Today!

Our event takes place at the Hilton Crystal City (2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202) which is conveniently located near Reagan National Airport, and a quick Metrorail ride to and from the District.

A block of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees. The room rate of $179.00 (not including tax and fees) is guaranteed until September 25, 2014 or until the room block is full. For reservations, please visit the hotel web site or call 703-418-6800. Use Group Code: NHC

Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia, 22202
Conference Rate: $179.00 (not including tax and fees)
Consider reserving your hotel room today: Online Reservation


We had a great turn out at the Spring 2014 Conference!

Our NHSDC Spring Conference in Minneapolis, MN started out a bit wet but ended in sunshine. It was a great success!  Our theme this year was “Data in Action: Transforming Systems and Lives”. We had a wonderful lineup of speakers and were joined by Eric Grumdahl from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. Take a look at our Spring 2014 Conference Agenda. If you were new to the conference, in the coming weeks you will receive a website membership account and access to all of the conference materials.