NHSDC Spring 2018 in Pittsburgh: Preliminary Agenda is HERE!


Good News! Preliminary Agenda is Here! 

You've been asking, and we are delivering - here's a sample of approved sessions that will be showcased at the NHSDC Spring 2018 conference. 
  • HUD’s Vision for Data: Understanding and Measuring the SNAPS Data TA Strategy (2 parts)
  • Local Uses of System Performance Measurement Data
  • Using LSA Data to Dig Deep Into Your System’s Performance
  • Sharing Data across Systems to Prevent and End Youth and Family Homelessness
  • Social Determinants of Health: Creating a Multi-Agency Coordinated Care Hub for Homeless Adults
  • Promising Data Practices in Coordinated Entry Implementations – A Round Table Discussion
  • Let’s Open Up: About Data Management in a Shared Environment
  • Using Data Integration and Pay for Success to Advance Supportive Housing for Vulnerable Populations
  • Day Shelters and Data: Answer to Understanding and Ending Homelessness
  • HMIS 101 for New HMIS Leads & System Administrators
  • Victim Service Providers and Comparable Databases
  • Telling our Story: Tips for Choosing and Presenting Data for Decision-Making and Advocacy
  • Measuring the Impact of Natural Disasters on the Homeless System
  • A Practical Take on Improving HMIS Data Analysis and Evaluating Cross-Systems Data
  • BigBurgh.com: Sucesses and Challenges in building an online resource for individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Use Performance Data to Right-Size a Homeless System and Reach Functional Zero For All Populations
  • When CE Best Practices Don’t Work: Setting up CE in regions with closed and fragmented data systems
  • Vendor Contracts 101
...and MORE! Please stay tuned for our conference agenda and schedule to be released in late March.

Registration is Filling Up!

The spots for the Spring Conference are going fast. Act quickly by registering here, and don't forget to book your hotel room at the historic Omni William Penn Hotel in beautiful downtown Pittsburgh. The conference rate is a reasonable $159 per night. Please use this link or call 1-800-THE-OMNI (843-6664) to book your room. We usually sell out so advise reserving your room early!

In the past, NHSDC conferences have been HUD-approved, which means that HMIS funds awarded under the Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Programs could be used to attend. NHSDC anticipates that our Spring 2018 Conference in Pittsburgh will also be HUD-approved. Once HUD issues the official notice of approval through their listserv NHSDC will post it on our website.

Important note: As in prior years, even if the Spring 2018 conference is HUD-approved, projects without funds designated for HMIS cannot use funds from other budget line items (e.g., project admin funds) to attend this event.

About the National Human Services Data Consortium

The NHSDC provides information, assistance, peer education, and lifelong learning to its membership 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.

Our conferences highlight the good work that you and your community are doing to leverage data in the fight to end homelessness. All communities employ different strategies and creative means to tackle the social services issues.

We look forward to seeing you in April!