NHSDC  FALL 2018: Preliminary Agenda is HERE!

Good News! Preliminary Agenda is Here! 

 Here's a sample of approved sessions that will be showcased at the NHSDC Fall 2018 Conference. 
  • A Masters in Hard Knocks: The True story of open data sharing in Austin/Travis County, TX
  • Ending Chronic Homelessness - Are we there yet?
  • HMIS - How to engage your community
  • Homelessness and Medicaid Use: The Impact of Housing and Services
  • Tune Your System: Developing & Executing a Coordinated Entry Evaluation
  • Skills, strategies, and tools for creating a data-centric cultural shift
  • Advanced Approaches to System Modeling
  • Linking housing program and social service data to improve client services
  • Implementing and Operating a Coordinated Entry Project
  • Longitudinal Systems Analysis: Digging Deeper into System Performance by Populations and Geography
  • Diversify the Resources: Leveraging Multiple Funding Streams to Improve Your HMIS Implementation
  • Data Quality 101: What is a Data Quality Plan? 
  • Data Quality 201: Bed Coverage and Strategies to Improve. – the community experience. 
  • HMIS Training 101: Thinking Outside the Box
  • Confronting Data Related Barriers in Youth Homelessness Initiatives
  • Capacity Building for HMIS Leads and System Administrators
  • Mission Critical:  Your System Administration Can Make or Break Your Implementation
  • HMIS Lead Standards
  • Investigating Racial Disparities in the Homeless System and Considering Implications for Policy
  • Remote Coordinated Entry: Using tools and partnerships to create an innovative solution
  • Uses of system modeling to build consensus in homeless intervention funding strategy.
  • Beyond Risk Stratification: Why Understanding Population Segments Is the Future of Stratification
  • Identifying Systems Upstream that Lead to the Inflow of Homeless Veterans
  • Cross-system partnerships to prevent and end homelessness
  • Data-driven Interpretation of Chronic Status: Understanding Inflow, Outflow, and Utilization Patterns
  • Assertive Engagement: People are the Experts on Their Own Lives
  • Knowledge At First Sight: A Data Visualization Clinic
...and MORE! Please stay tuned for our conference agenda and schedule to be released in late September.

Don't Miss out on the Data Institute and Service Tour
(October 16th)!

HMIS Data Maturity and Data Analytics Institute

To successfully change the homeless service system and improve projects, the community needs reliable and comprehensive information. Critical to this is the ability of CoCs to examine HMIS data sets in order to find patterns and draw conclusions. Once analyzed, the results can be presented to target stakeholder groups, allowing for improved service and resource decision-making. This year, the Institute is divided into two, all day tracks from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Both are beginning to intermediate level.  The attendee will select a single track for registration and is expected to bring a laptop and power cord.  Boxed lunches will be provided.

Learn more and register for the Data Institutes

Just Announced! Service Tour, Presented by Central City Concern. Happening 10am -12pm. Register Soon Here

Registration is Filling Up!

The spots for the Fall Conference are going fast. Act quickly by registering here, and don't forget to book your hotel room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland. The conference rate is a reasonable $169 per night. Please use this link to book your room. We usually sell out so advise reserving your room early!

As in past years, the NHSDC conference and institute are HUD-approved. Therefore, HMIS funds awarded under the Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Programs may be used to attend the 2018 NHSDC Fall Conference and Institute. Projects without funds designated for HMIS can use 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 October!