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NHSDC  FALL 2018 Conference:  Everything You Need To Know






 

Conference, Data Institute and Service Tour Sold Out!
National Human Service Data Consortium Fall Conference is three weeks away! We are so excited and apparently, you are too, we have SOLD OUT!   We expect so many great things to come from Start the Ignition: Implementing Changes for Our Future! To get everyone ready, we wanted to share a few things with you.

Conference Schedule
Take a look at the Conference Schedule, start thinking about the direction you want to take your learning and sharing expedition for this upcoming year.

Plenary Sessions
We are so excited to announce our plenary sessions for the Fall!

Beyond Risk Stratification: Why Understanding Population Segments is the Future of Stratification - Matthew Mitchell, Data Strategist, Central City Concern

Seven Predictions About the Future of Homeless Service Information - Abby Miller, Senior Program Specialist, and Fran Ledger, Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Deconstructing Systems of Oppression - Patricia Rojas, Deputy Director, Joint of Homeless Services, Multnomah County


Presentations
Want to learn more about the team of presenters for the Fall Conference? Head over to our WEBSITE and learn more about each session. Powerpoint Presentations will be available the week of October 8th on this website!


Free Time?
Need a little help figuring out your free time? Don't worry we are here to help. Check out this little HANDY GUIDE of some possibilities for you. 

Final Schedule
Want to get the schedule in the palm of your hands? Download the app:EventsxD
Note: Once you download the app, please search for NHSDC to make our conference accessible to you. You will get a chance to check out the time and location of all sessions.



Getting Around Portland

Check out our GUIDE to transportation in Portland
 


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!

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HTF Monthly Report Now Posted

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HUD is now posting the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Deadline Compliance Status Reports. These monthly reports assist grantees and HUD Field Offices in monitoring compliance with the 2-year commitment requirement of the HTF statute and the 5-year expenditure requirement of the HTF regulations. The current report is now posted on the HUD Exchange at the link below. You may also access it from the Housing Trust Fund Page under "HTF Program Reports."

HTF Monthly Report as of 9/4/2018 Now Available:
         
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

SAMHSA Awards More than $930 Million as Part of Health and Human Services More than $1 Billion to Combat Opioid Crisis


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SAMHSA Awards More Than $930 Million as Part of Health and Human Services More than $1 Billion to Combat Opioid Crisis

SAMHSA recently awarded more than $930 million in State Opioid Response grants to expand access to treatment and recovery support services. The HHS-wide $1 billion in opioid-specific grants support a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic.

SAMHSA Awards $61.1 Million in Suicide Prevention Funding

SAMHSA awarded up to $61.1 million in grants to be disbursed over several years for suicide prevention programs. The grant programs included in this effort are: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Disaster Distress Helpline and The Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant.

HHS Announces $6.2 Million in New Grants in Fairbanks, AK, Focusing on Opioid and Mental Health Services

Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Elinore F. McCance-Katz and HHS Deputy Secretary Eric D. Hargan announced $6.2 million in new grants in Fairbanks, Alaska, focusing on opioid and mental health services.

Data


SAMHSA Annual Mental Health, Substance Use Data Provide a Roadmap for Future Action

SAMHSA released the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The annual survey contains highly anticipated data that help provide a statistical context for the country's opioid crisis and other behavioral health matters.  View the recorded presentation of the NSDUH data and webcast slides presented by Dr. Elinore F. McCance-Katz.

Resources


Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids

The Spotlight on Opioids assembles opioid-related information from the Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health into one document to inform the general public, especially family and friends of people with an elevated risk of opioid overdose, opioid misuse, and/or opioid use disorder. The publication was unveiled by Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Elinore F. McCance-Katz, HHS Deputy Secretary Eric D. Hargan, and Surgeon General Jerome Adams at the Great Circle Academy –  a Missouri school that serves as a recovery-based academic program for teens.

Guides to Help Women Navigate Opioid Use Disorder Treatment While Pregnant

SAMHSA released four Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby fact sheets that offer treatment guidance for women who have opioid use disorders and who also are pregnant and/or are mothers of infants. The factsheets topics include: opioid use disorder and pregnancy; treating opioid use disorder during pregnancy; treating babies exposed to opioids before birth; and care for mother and baby while receiving opioid use disorder treatment.

Tobacco Cessation Toolkit for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs

SAMHSA released a toolkit containing information on tobacco cessation for providers and clients for use in substance use disorder treatment settings. The toolkit is composed of three pieces: Implementing Tobacco Cessation Programs in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Settings: A Quick Guide for Program Directors and Clinicians; Quitting Tobacco – Help Your Clients to a Healthier Life (for providers); and You Can Quit Tobacco – Benefits and Tips for Quitting for Good (for clients).

Events


Webinar on Building and Sustaining Peer Support Services in Practice: Tips from the Field

September 27, 2018 | 2–3 p.m. Eastern Time
Join SAMHSA's Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) for a Recovery LIVE! virtual event to learn how national experts apply best practices that build and strengthen peer support services for people experiencing serious mental illness or substance use disorders.

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Why Should Providers Ask this Critical Question?

When individuals enter the field of healthcare, they are driven by a passion to assist others in achieving their best state of wellness. So why do so many of us neglect to ask a critical question in our intake assessments that would identify vital and potentially life-saving information? That question being: "Have you or a loved one ever served in the U.S. military?"

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HUD AAQ #127574: Sage Gender Issue


Question Status: Answered
Question Related To: Sage
Question ID: 127574
Question Subject:
APR is uploading in Sage and creating a mistake through the download in the APR that is not there until the APR is load and created
Question Text:
I am trying to complete the APR for a project that has 14 females and 1 transgender Male to Female.  I have the transgender client as Female (male to female) and this shows up correctly when I pull the APR but when the CSV files in loaded into SAGE and creates the APR, it changes it to Male (Female to Male). The local HMIS Admin tried to fix this and the same thing happened.  Our APR is due now, please assist asap.

Response:
The vendor must have their code inverted.  In the data dictionary, Trans Female - Male to Femail is shown first as #2 and Tans Mail Female to Male is next as # 3.  However, on the APR report form, it is the other way around Male first then Female and I'm guessing they just mixed it up.  (I trust you have already checked the HMIS to be sure the right field was checked for this client)
I can't correct this for you.  The vendor has to do it.  If the CSV file is not locked you can go in and find the tab for Q10a and change it.   It should be obvious to you in there what to do.   But you really should not be able to do that --  it should be locked and if it is and you open it the CSV may not upload in Sage then.
If you are worried about a deadline - submit it as it is so you are not penalized for being late with the APR and then get the vendor to correct their error. When they do regenerate the file and reopen this question and I can send the APR back to you for a quick swap out of the CSV.   I can make the switch anytime before the HUD rep reviews the  APR after they begin their review I can't touch it anymore and we will need them to actually reject the APR for you to correct it.
Thanks for being such a good advocate for this Trans person and worrying that their data is accurately reported.

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