What is the Data Literacy Institute?

In 2018, OSH, in collaboration with the CoC, launched the Data Literacy Institute. The institute will consist of a series of training opportunities and development of learning materials for the CoC and community partners. The goal of the institute is to help staff at all levels enhance their understanding of the data collected in HMIS, how to measure program performance, and how to use data to effectively communicate the success of your programs.

Data Literacy Institute Slide Decks

Here you will find the information shared at the DLI Workshops should you want to reference information provided. We hope that you will join us in upcoming Data Literacy Institute Workshops where you will get hands on opportunities to develop and/or learn new techniques that will help you in mastering your data skills. 


Agency Staff Track

Target Audience: HMIS users, Case Managers, Outreach Workers, Data Entry staff, Front Desk staff… anyone at your agency interested in learning more about data!

Scheduled Workshops

Sept 11, 1-2:30pm | HMIS Data In Action

In-person Registration
Dial-in Registration

Nov 7, 1-2:30pm | How to Request Data

In-person Registration
Dial-in Registration

May 13th, 9:30-11:30am | Using Excel to Create Visualizations and Explore Pivot Tables


Agency Manager Track

Target Audience: HMIS Agency Administrators, Data Analysts, Program Managers, Grant Managers… anyone interested in running reports to monitor your agency’s outcomes!

Scheduled Workshops

Feb 7, 1:30-2:30pm | How to Tell Your Story

Location: Sobrato Conference Center, 600 Valley Way, Room 1, Milpitas, CA 95035
Dial-In: To be determined (as this will be an interactive session, attendees are highly encouraged to attend in person)