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 – Sold Out

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. The Institute is sold out and registration is closed.

Based on feedback from prior conferences, we will not be providing paper copies of the slides and handouts presented at the NHSDC Fall Conference..We will not be 100% paperless as we will still have printed copies of the conference agenda on hand at the event, but this action does significantly reduce our impact on the environment.

Advance copies of available conference materials have been posted (http://nhsdc.org/conferences/2014-fall-conference-washington-d-c/) on the NHSDC web site and are available to all website members. To be a website member you must be attending this conferences or have attended a past one.

You must have a login for the NHSDC web site. First-time attendees will receive their web site credentials in a separate email. Prior attendees may use their existing credentials or request new credentials via: http://nhsdc.org/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword. You may also contact us at info@nhsdc.org.

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.

Conference – Sold Out

This theme for this years conference is “Connections: Data, Dialogue, and Discovery”. The conference has sold out and registration is closed. Here is the Conference Schedule!

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.

Pre-Conference Institute – Sold Out

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. The Institute has sold out and registration is closed. 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

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.

Our room block has sold out but hotel rooms at their regular rate are still available.

Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia, 22202


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.