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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Michigan 211’s new resource data infrastructure: providing social service information as a service

Michigan 211’s new resource data infrastructure: providing social service information as a service

[This is a guest post from Shelby Lummis, Technology Director for Michigan 211. Welcome, Shelby!] Since the onset of the ...
Upgrading the Human Service Data Specifications: 2022 development cycle underway

Upgrading the Human Service Data Specifications: 2022 development cycle underway

[Updated September 2022 with our updated proposal document and schema review date.] As Open Referral’s network grows – involving more ...
Progress Report 2021-22: Highlights from our Network

Progress Report 2021-22: Highlights from our Network

I’m excited to share Open Referral’s Progress Report for 2021-2022. You can download the report as a PDF here, and ...
Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH)

Tackling Data Dilemmas in Social Care Coordination: A Whitepaper on Community Information Exchange

Last year – with sponsorship from Robert Wood Johnson Foundations’ DASH program, and in partnership with Paul Sorenson at the ...