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National Human Services Data Consortium

The National Human Services Data Consortium membership includes a wide range of people and organizations involved in the development and implementation of collaborative Management Information Systems across the U.S.

NHSDC drives public policy in both directions (bottom up and top down) and facilitates human services delivery improvements.


 Our Priorities

  • To influence policy - information needs to be used to identify best practices, evaluate programs, make resources allocations, funding decisions and determine program eligibility
  • To create a bridge across services - to foster an understanding and have impact on from the bottom up and as well as from the top down
  • To be a utility for consumers and organizations - to ensure that data is used for positive change
  • To maintain a shared set of underlying values to guide our work
  • To address the issue of privacy standards as they are affected by new technology
  • To continue to drive the marketplace by developing and implementing best practices
Our Core Beliefs
  • NHSDC members believe in the importance of quality data that is: scientific and humanistic, valid and reliable, and appropriate for evaluation and other uses
  • NHSDC members understand the critical nature of consumer protection vs. utility
  • We utilize the collaborative work model for decision making and leadership
  • The desire to end homelessness is a driving force in our work
  • Being ethical and respectful is mandatory in the use of client-level data
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