A couple of weeks ago Jacob Senecal and Shae Erisson were able to attend the National Human Services Data Consortium Spring Conference in beautiful Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The conference was held on May 1-2, 2014 with the theme “Data in Action: Transforming Systems and Lives”.
There were about 250 attendees from homeless care continuums around the country and also from various foundations, non-profits and government agencies.
These sessions were bursting with in-depth information and dialog on how to best gather and use real-world data to help end homelessness. There was also a great deal of discussion surrounding the newly released 2014 HMIS data standards.
Topics ranged from visualizing data with maps and dashboards to protecting the privacy of personal client information. Throughout the consortium, it was clear that these folks sincerely desire to change the status quo and really impact the lives of those struggling to find and keep stable housing.
All of us here at Simon Solutions are committed to being a partner in these efforts and we were honored to be a part of this conference.