Have you checked out Minnesota’s new Coordinated Entry Dashboard yet? Maybe you clicked the link but you’re not sure where to start? The “5 Whys” technique is a simple strategy that can help you explore and understand the data. It’s meant to help get to the root cause of a problem or phenomenon. The “5 … Read more
Check out the MN Coordinated Entry Dashboard! The ICA MN Coordinated Entry (CE) Dashboard is a tool to help your community monitor the coordinated entry system for changes, gaps, and slowdowns that need to be addressed. The CE Dashboard pulls from the MIN-00-CES-211 CES Monitoring Report to offer your community a picture of coordinated entry … Read more
Good insights from HMIS data can only come from good quality data. We at ICA are so grateful for users’ responsiveness to data corrections during the past few months of federal projects, and we want users to feel equipped with tools to stay on top of data quality year-round. We’re sharing the Agency Guide to … Read more
On the Helpdesk, we often receive questions that start with: “Which report can I run to find…?” Users may be fielding a data question on a grant application or from their executive director, and they need advice to know which report has the number they’re looking for. The chart below shows the top answers to … Read more
This edition of Turning Data Into Insight spotlights how researchers, legislators, and policymakers use HMIS data to understand the homelessness assistance system and work toward improvements. The information you collect and submit for projects like the Point in Time Count and the Housing Inventory Count is critical to ensuring decision-makers have an accurate picture of the work … Read more
In our last newsletter, we released the 030 MN Core Homeless programs manual. We hope you took a peek. If you want to test your and your staff’s knowledge and be the data hero of your next staff meeting, add our 030 MN Core Homeless report activities, including this worksheet, to the agenda!
In Part 2 of our Turning HMIS Data Into Insight series, we’re releasing the long-anticipated manual to accompany the 030 MN Core Homeless Programs report! Have you ever wanted to up your evaluation game? Want to share with your director characteristics and outcomes of your program, but get a bit fuzzy on the details? The … Read more
We’re thrilled to launch this extended series of news articles to help our users turn HMIS data into insights. Over the coming weeks, we’ll share brand new resources about HMIS that you can leverage in your everyday work, when advocating, or making program decisions. They’re developed in the spirit of building data-driven culture. The first … Read more