New HMIS Data Standards Training 2016

Hello All,

Staring October 1st 2016, there will be several updated data elements within ClientTrack. These data elements include changes to both to Universal Data Elements, and to Program Specific Data Elements for the RHY, SSVF, HOPWA, PATH,and Rapid Re-Housing programs.
If you are unable to attend the webinar, either in person, or remotely, we will make the recording available on our website starting on September 28th 2016.

Click Here for the recording.

Click Here for the Prior Living Situation Flowchart

Click Here for the 2016 Data Standards Breakdown by Funding Type

Click Here for the 2016 Data Standards Update Guide

This training is mandatory for all active users of HMIS. You must either attend the training or  watch the training video before October 1st 2016.  After you have finished the video, please send  an email to hmis@utah.gov so that you can receive credit for completing this training.

Please contact the HMIS team if you have any questions

SPDAT Training with Iain De Jong

Dear Partners,

We are pleased to announce that Iain De Jong is coming to Utah in February 2015 to conduct SPDAT training. We are lucky to have him again and are looking forward to training all new provider staff, anyone who missed the last training, and possibly those who would benefit from a refresher (space pending)!
The day-long training will take place on Wednesday, February 18 in Salt Lake City (site address and training schedule TBA). Please register each individual employee through the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14kDIRbklpdhWamLeKhpmtZdNu2hMj8m3orWEdcLT8C8/viewform?usp=send_form
What is the SPDAT?:
The SPDAT is the Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool that was created by Iain De Jong and has been adopted as the coordinated assessment tool throughout most of the state of Utah. Per the OrgCode website: “The SPDAT is an evidence-informed approach to assessing an individual’s or family’s acuity. The tool, across multiple components, prioritizes who to serve next and why, while concurrently identifying the areas in the person/family’s life where support is most likely necessary in order to avoid housing instability. Training on the tool requires one day.” For more information, visit: http://www.orgcode.com/product/spdat/
More about Iain De Jong:
Iain is a passionate advocate for positive social change. Over the past couple decades, Iain’s career has included senior management and professional positions in government, non-profits and the private sector, as well as considerable front-line and supervisory work with people experiencing co-occurring complex issues in their life…chronically homeless people, persons with compromised mental wellness, community residents experiencing economic poverty, persons involved with sex work, and individuals experiencing addictions.
Iain is a skeptical empiricist, grounding his work in evidence-based and evidence-informed practices and research. He is a frequent keynote speaker and public presenter, and on numerous occasions has been a contributor to international, national, provincial/state and local policy and program discussions, and responses to media inquiries.
Programs Iain has designed, developed and/or provided leadership to have been awarded and acknowledged nationally and internationally more than a dozen times. This includes acknowledgement by the UN’s World Habitat Awards for having created one of the eight best housing practices in the world, a national best practice by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and a gold Leadership award winner by Deloitte and IPAC as the best municipal program.
Iain also holds a part-time Faculty position in the Graduate Planning Programme in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. He teaches a course on Community Planning and Housing each year, and has also taught Public Participation and Planning, as well as Social Policy and Planning.

HMIS Organization Setup

Your programs and grants are being updated in the live environment consistent with the new data standards to be in compliance with the October 1st start date and based on the discussions HMIS had with your agency in the last month.  You will be notified as soon as this is completed for your programs. Please let us know if you are having any problems by contacting us (our contact information is available on our website https://utahhmis.org/contacts/).
We will be holding one additional training for those who missed or would like to attend again. The training will be held October 23rd from 1-3 pm at our offices (1385 South State Street, Salt Lake City) and you will be able to attend remotely.

Thanks for all you do!

What does October 1st really mean?

HUD has released more guidance on how we should proceed on our implementation of the 2014 Data Standards. Click Here to view the HUD Announcement.

HUD has also released forms for Intakes, Exits, and Annual Assessments.

These forms can be found by clicking Here, or in the training documents on our website.

Utah HMIS Launching New Website

We are in the process of releasing a new Utah HMIS website.  Progress on the site can be viewed at UtahHMIS.org. Please be patient with our construction phase and feel free to leave suggestions or comments on this post.