Welcome to Open Referral

Our Mission

Open Referral develops data standards and open source tools that make it easier to share, find and use information about health, human, and social services.

Open Referral is not another software product – it’s a call to action.


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Introducing Profiles: customize our standard for your domain!

Introducing Profiles: customize our standard for your domain!

Open Referral designed the Human Service Data Specifications (HSDS)to make it easy to share information about human services of any ...
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wellconnected’s allco platform: building community in New York and beyond

[Welcome to Stephen Butzler, Community Engagement Lead for wellconnected, who is joining us on the blog today to share insights ...
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Report: building community-based service signposting infrastructure in the UK

[Today’s post comes to us from Tris Lumley, director of Innovation and Development at New Philanthropy Capital. Years ago NPC ...
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Laying the foundation for a community information exchange in Utah

Welcome to Caitlin Schneider, Senior Network Director at United Way of Salt Lake!*  In 2021, Utah’s incoming governor Spencer Cox ...