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.

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Save The Date!!

Announcing NHSDC’s Fall 2016 Conference:
We are excited to announce that the Fall Conference will be held in New Orleans, LA this year on October 13-14th!  Please check back, more information to be announced soon.


NHSDC held its Spring Conference on April 13-14, 2016 (Wednesday and Thursday),
in Downtown Los Angeles.

Attendees can login and visit the conference page to view session information and materials.

Some of the presentations included:

  • Demystifying Privacy Law: Practical Advice for HMIS and Human Services System Administrators
  • Website DIY: Quick, Simple and Free Strategies to Harness the Web to Showcase Human Services Data
  • Strengths-based Housing Plans: An Evidenced Based HMIS Application to Meet HUD Data Standards
  • RHYMIS/HMIS: Myth Busting With Practice and Policy
  • What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been: Data Management in Pima County, Arizona

We offered a Pre-conference Tour
The tour highlighted innovative projects across the region. It was an opportunity to see coordinated entry in action at multiple locations, in Hollywood, Silver Lake, and Skid Row.

Pre-conference Institute:
The Institute allowed feedback on how Continuums of Care (CoCs) and HMIS Leads/End Users could improve coordination and communication.  Utilization of a roundtable discussion structure participants actively explored the roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder group and these stakeholders perceive and communicate about HMIS within their respective communities.   Feedback generated from the session will aid in informing the product development work of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs’ Data work group.