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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United Way Worldwide's National 211 Data Platform:  Bringing People and Services together

United Way Worldwide’s National 211 Data Platform: Bringing People and Services together

Every day thousands of people across North America turn to 211 for information and support—whether financial, domestic, health or disaster-related ...
Supporting the Gravity Project to expand interoperability among health, human, and social services

Supporting the Gravity Project to expand interoperability among health, human, and social services

Open Referral is dedicated to improving the flow of information about the services available to people in need – to ...
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LOOP: Resource Data Collaboration, Live at Leeds

[ed: This post comes to us from Toby Page and Nick Parker of the Leeds City Digital Partnerships Team. Welcome, ...
Upgrading the Human Service Data API protocols to 2.0

Upgrading the Human Service Data API protocols to 2.0

[Ed: This post is from Kin Lane, author of initial Human Service Data API protocols, and now Chief Evangelist at ...