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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NHSDC Fall Conference and Youth Privacy Summit

The National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC) will be holding two events, its Fall Conference on October 13-14, 2016 and a Youth Data Privacy Summit on October 12, 2016.  Tickets to the events are sold separately.  The conference is located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year’s theme is Bridging Input to Impact: Learning from Data to Create Smarter Systems of Care. Here is the Preliminary Agenda for the Fall 2016 NHSDC conference. Hot off the press!  The final agenda will be released in the next few weeks. 

NHSDC Conference, October 13-14, 2016:

Our conferences highlight the good work that communities are doing to leverage data and deploy different strategies to tackle challenging social service issues.

  • Learn how other communities are using technology and data analysis to improve service delivery
  • Network and share ideas with other human services providers who understand what you do
  • Return to your community with the tools to implement needed change

The Preliminary Agenda will be released soon with an exciting list of sessions. Lunch and breakfast are provided on both days of the conference.

Youth Privacy Summit, October 12, 2016:

For the past year, communities across the country have worked diligently to integrate HMIS and RHYMIS platforms.  A key challenge in integrating these systems is obtaining a youth’s consent to share information collected and ensuring that both youth and service providers fully understand what consent in this context means.

To advance the dialogue on these issues, NHSDC is partnering with the National Network for Youth to organize a Youth Privacy Summit on October 12, 2016 (the day before our Fall Conference).

Pre-Conference Summit Survey: We want to know how many of you would like to participate. Please use THIS LINK to complete this brief survey and let us know, who you are, your interest in the issues, your level of experience navigating these barriers, and whether you would like to attend the Youth Privacy Summit.

General Information:

Refunds: Please see the Conference page for NHSDC’s Conference Registration Cancellation Policy.

Hotel: We are staying at the historic Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter, 214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70119.  If you are planning to stay over on the 14th, you should call in to make your reservation.  If not please use online Booking. Rooms can be booked at the group rate ($189/night + tax & fees) for stays between October 11-14, 2016 (check out on 10/14/16). CLICK HERE to access the hotel booking site.

This NHSDC conference is a HUD-approved conference. Therefore, HMIS funds awarded under the Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Programs may be used to attend the 2016 NHSDC Fall Conference. Projects without funds designated for HMIS cannot use funds from other budget line items (e.g., supportive service funds) to attend this event.

Get your tickets today! We encourage all interested participates to reserve hotel rooms quickly to lock in the great rate!

For more information about the National Human Services Data Consortium, visit our website at www.NHSDC.org

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!