Housing and Homelessness

A Journey Home: Transforming Care, Providing Support, Expanding Access

January 19 and February 11, 2022
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When everyone has a safe, stable place to call home, people are healthier and communities can thrive.

To intervene effectively, we must meet immediate needs, while also addressing underlying causes of housing insecurity and homelessness.

In this forum, participants learned about how health system leaders are joining with others to:

  • leverage Medicaid to provide housing supports and services for people who are currently homeless;
  • link people to services that can prevent homelessness, through legal assistance and other supports; and
  • reduce housing insecurity by expanding access to affordable housing.
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In this forum, participants learned about how health system leaders are joining with others to:

  • leverage Medicaid to provide housing supports and services for people who are currently homeless;
  • link people to services that can prevent homelessness, through legal assistance and other supports; and
  • reduce housing insecurity by expanding access to affordable housing.

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Agenda

10:00 a.m.Welcome & opening remarks
10:10 a.m.Understanding Why Housing Matters for Health
10:20 a.m.Using Medicaid to Link Patients to Housing Services
10:30 a.m.Stable Housing, Healthy People: Connecting Patients to Legal Aid
10:40 a.m. Addressing Root Causes: Expanding Access to Affordable Housing
10:50Discussion and Audience Q&A

Event resources

Resources shared during the event included:

Measuring Value

Capturing Value in Social Health: Lessons in Developing the Business Case for Social Health Integration in Primary Care by The Commonwealth Fund

Other Resources

Housing for Health, overview by Kaiser Permanente

Addressing Housing Affordability, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy

The Way Home, documentary series by KTF and Bread and Butter Films

Denver Leads the Nation in Breaking the Homelessness-Jail Cycle by Enterprise Community Partners

Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless People – Reframing the Debate, published in NEJM

Housing Affordability and Quality: A Community Driver of Health, a paper by APHA, Academy Health and Kaiser Permanente

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