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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Spring 2015 Conference and Activities!

Our Spring event will be in Denver, CO. Pre-conference activities are on April 15, 2015 and the Conference is April 16-17, 2015. The theme for this years event is: Supporting cross-systems data collaboration for integrated, person-centered care planning.

For a quick and easy to view online schedule without materials you can visit the Conference Page.  If you want access to the session materials, please log in and visit the Conference & Institute Resources Page.  The brochure can be found here.


Pre-Conference Institute: April 15, 2015

On Wednesday afternoon, NHSDC will host a pre-conference institute: “HMIS 101 Primer”. Community representatives new to HMIS can maximize learning opportunities by attending this afternoon session to learn about HMIS, its connection to the CoC and community planning, and its requirements. This primer will provide a high-level overview that will prepare attendees for maximizing their learning in the more in-depth sessions offered during the conference. Topics will include, but will not be limited to, the history of HMIS, HMIS requirements, the role of the CoC and HMIS Lead in HMIS management and decision making, AHAR, APRs, the proposed HMIS Rule, the Data Standards, Privacy and Security. Attendees will receive access to sample documents and a basic timetable of HMIS activities on an annual basis. The Institute Registration is $50.00 and you can register here.

Conference: April 16-17, 2015
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.

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.”

Continuum or Care Tour: April 15, 2015 – SOLD OUT
On Wednesday afternoon, the Colorado Coalition on Homelessness will host a tour.

Hotel Reservations: The conference hotel is sold out.  There are other hotels in the area.  Please call the Embassy Suites and they will help you locate a nearby option.

Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center
1420 Stout Street Denver, CO 80202
Call 303-592-1000

Directions from Airport: Exit airport by taking Pena Blvd then merge onto I-70 W. I-70 West to I-25 South, Exit 210A Colfax Ave, turn left onto Colfax Ave. Turn left on Kalamath. Kalamath becomes Stout. Proceed under the convention center. Hotel will be on right.

Drive time: 36 min.

Transport Services:
Limousine ~$80.00
Super Shuttle ~$34.00
Taxi ~$60.00

For a quick and easy to view online schedule without materials you can visit the Conference Page.  If you want access to the session materials, please log in and visit the Conference & Institute Resources Page

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.