State Strategies for Integrating Health Care and Housing for Homeless Individuals and Families

Date: September 14, 2015
Time: 12:30pm-2pm ET
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States interested in improving population health and containing costs are increasingly examining the intersection of housing and health care. As numerous studies show, housing chronically homeless people can improve their health and save money for state and local governments. [1] This webinar offered participants an opportunity to learn about cross-agency levers states can use to meet the housing and health needs of homeless populations. The webinar also addressed the financing mechanisms, data infrastructure and strategic partnerships that facilitate the blending of health care and housing funding streams.

 

12:30 Welcome and Introductions
Trish Riley, NASHP Executive Director
12:35 Overview
The overview will provide a primer on housing programs and identify intersections between state housing, behavioral health, and Medicaid programs.Peggy Bailey, Senior Policy Advisor, Corporation for Supportive Housing
12:45 Panel discussion
During the panel portion of the webinar, the moderator will ask the panelists a number of questions related to housing and health care.Facilitator: Trish Riley, NASHP Executive DirectorPanelists:
Peggy Bailey, Senior Policy Advisor, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Chris DeMars, Director of Systems Innovation, Transformation Center, Oregon Health Authority
Elewechi Ndukwe, Program Policy Manager, Medicaid and CHIP Office of Policy, Texas Health & Human Services Commission
1:30 Questions and Discussion
Trish Riley, NASHP Executive Director
1:55 Conclusion
Trish Riley, NASHP Executive Director

[1] http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/newsletters/quality-matters/2014/october-november; http://shnny.org/research/integrating-housing-health/; http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=183666http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4046466/