Welcome

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.

Keeping Current: You can receive upcoming conference information and important NHSDC news by joining our mailing list, liking us on Facebook, or following us on Twitter.  You can ask us questions about the conference through our NHSDC email.


Spring 2015 Conference!

NHSDC is pleased to announce that our Spring Conference will be held in Denver, CO April 16-17, 2015. The conference theme is: Supporting cross-systems data collaboration for integrated, person-centered care planning.

Conference Registration
The Spring Conference Planning Team is putting together an amazing conference. The conference opens at 8:00am on April 16, 2015 and ends at 5:00pm on April 17, 2015. Breakfast and lunch are provided both days. You can register here online. Watch for our preliminary agenda, which will be released in mid-February.

Pre-conference Activities: NHSDC may host an event on the day before the conference. Traditionally there has been a tour and/or an institute with limited seating. If we have an event, it will be announced by the end of January. Please take this into consideration when making hotel reservations and booking your flight.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allows the use of HMIS funds for this event with the following note: “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 2015 NHSDC Spring Conference. Projects without funds designated for HMIS do not have an HMIS budget, and, therefore, are not eligible to use CoC Program funds to attend this event.”

Hotel Information

Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center
1420 Stout Street Denver, CO 80202
Room rate: $149.00 (not including tax or fees)
Use our Online Reservations Link 
Or call 303-592-1000 and reference NHSDC Spring 2015 Conference or code NHS
Please note: the room rate is available until March 25, 2015 or until the room block is filled, which ever comes first.

Call for Session Proposals is Now Open!

NHSDC Conference attendees are interested in unique, novel or otherwise innovative applications of data to the delivery of human services.  In keeping with this year’s theme, NHSDC is looking for session proposals that address the growing need of communities to explore new ways of using data to connect service providers, expand the use of data beyond traditional boundaries and learn about tools and techniques organizations are using to achieve these initiatives.

NHSDC is particularly interested in creating a dedicated track for beginners at our Spring 2015 conference. We anticipate (and welcome) numerous proposals directed towards advanced users. If you submit such a proposal, please consider adding an additional session targeted towards beginners, which would mean that you would deliver two versions of the same presentation: one for beginners and the other for experienced users. Please submit a separate proposal for each.

Proposal deadline – Monday, February 2, 2015. To read the Call for Proposals release, click here.  To submit your proposal online, click here.

 


Fall 2014 Conference was a great success!

For our NHSDC Fall Conference in Washington, DC, it was cloudy and raining outside, but our lineup of expert panelists shined a lot of light on topics of great interest to our members. Our theme this year was “Data, Dialogue, and Discovery”. We had a wonderful lineup of speakers, including Ann Oliva, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Take a look at our Fall 2014 Conference Agenda. Final versions of the materials presented at the conference will be available on our web site soon.