New NOFOs, new resources, and new studies: There’s been a lot of new developments for continuums of care (CoC) over at HUD, and we’re here to show you the highlights […]

Why Data Mining Is a Double-Edge Sword for Social Services Drawing the right conclusions from client data in social services can be challenging. How do we mine data without drawing […]

Do predictive analytics and AI have something to offer social service organizations? In this blog, we explore current and future implementations of AI and machine learning in social service delivery. […]

Why do data standards change? How much data collection is enough, and what are the current HUD data standards? In this article, we discuss all the above and the potential […]

What's the difference between sheltered and unsheltered homelessness? What is the most common form of homelessness? Is couch surfing considered homelessness? Each of these questions and more are critical in understanding what we mean when we say a person is "experiencing homelessness".

ClientTalk is where our industry experts give you their best insights and best practices across the spectrum of social services. With storied careers and thoughtful points of view, the leaders here at Eccovia know about a lot more than compliance—because they’ve been where you are.

Can homeless services utilize health data? The answer is yes—but only if they follow strict rules put forth by HUD and HIPAA for HMIS. Check out what these rules entail and what benefits come from following them. 

Care coordination is the future of health and human service organizations, but stakeholders and community members are essential to its success. Social workers are key to implementing effective and lasting community care coordination.

Did you know that over 60% of mental health professionals are social workers? The unique challenges that social workers face mean that they are also at higher risk of developing adverse mental health. Check out the state of mental health among social workers–and how to help.

What is National Social Work Month? Check out more on the history–and importance–of social work, as well as five ways you can get involved today.

HIV/AIDS impacts more than men who have sex with men. In fact, 23% of cases in the US occur in women. How can health and human service organizations better support these vulnerable populations? It starts with understanding the unique needs of women and HIV/AIDS care.

For any VSP (Victim Service Provider), the top concern should always come down to security. This is for more than ensuring funding–it comes down to protecting the people in their care from those that would do them harm. But how secure is your comparable database?

Are you a Victim Service Provider? Then you should be aware of the signs of a successful comparable database for case management. It comes down to much more than simply following compliance for HUD–you need to make sure it has powerful management tools, a robust security model, and standards for accessibility.

Victim Service Providers (VSPs) are unique among health and human service organizations. Not only do they work among the most vulnerable populations in our communities, they also must adhere to strict rules from HUD in order to receive funding. VSPs need experts to help navigate these unique challenges in their data security and case management.

As a victim service provider, you work with vulnerable populations and must ensure that their data is safe and secure. One way to make sure this happens? Integrating a comparable database into your organization.

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