Fall — Emerging Technology and Process Innovation: Modernizing for the Future of Human Services
This issue is focused on emerging technology and process innovation that advance the next generation of human services by equipping staff and customers with modern tools and practices. Examples of how state and local agencies engage customers and leverage data insights to modernize systems and advance person-centered service delivery are encouraged. We also wish to showcase what agencies require to modernize their business model for the future, such as deploying digital tools and applications, performing advanced analytics to track impact, and/or employing technology to inform ethical, equity-driven decision-making. This issue will be aligned with our IT Solutions Management for Human Services (ISM) + Public Human Services Attorneys (PHSA) Education Conference and Expo.
Submission Deadline: August 7
Winter — Community-Led Solutions: Partnerships for System Change
This issue is focused on shifting power dynamics from institutions to the community to drive system-level change through authentic and continuous engagement with people who have experienced or are currently involved with human services and other support systems. Specific examples of partnerships with community-based organizations and adjacent sectors such as education, housing, employment, environmental justice, and criminal justice working to align systems to achieve greater impact are of interest. We also wish to showcase partnerships working towards service delivery systems that are truly equitable, human-centered, and community-driven.
Submission Deadline: October 9