April 27, 2021

Utilizing HMIS and non-HMIS Data to Support Racial Equity

Presented at: National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC)

Presented on: 04/26/2021

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Kansas City, MS is a melting pot that consists of people of all forms of race, culture, and socioeconomic background. Unfortunately, we live in a society where not all people are treated equitably. In this session, we will provide an overview of the tools and resources that we are using to evaluate potential disparities in outcomes so that we can lean in on the policies and practices to address any inequities that are uncovered. The data sets to be used for our analysis include geospatial data from the US Census, as well as GPS-enabled data gathered by volunteers during the annual homeless census and the ongoing data collection of street outreach. During this session we will also discuss the actions that are being taken to utilize the findings to help ensure we that our community’s response to homelessness is an equitable one.

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