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From Homelessness to Housing: Challenges and Opportunities of Housing Transitions
Healing Hands Newsletter

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Health Equity, Population Health, Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships.

Keywords: Housing, Integrated Care, Non-Clinical Services, Persons Experiencing Homelessness.

Year Developed: 2022

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Health Care for the Homeless Council (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This issue of Healing Hands, published by the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians\' Network, presents some of the key challenges faced by newly housed individuals and their care providers, and considers a variety of principles, concepts, and approaches that can be useful in mitigating and transforming these challenges, in support of the best possible outcomes for a client’s health and well-being.

Resource Details: One of the most important forms of health care is access to housing, which protects people from the elements and from many other dangers and health risks associated with living on the streets. Once housing has been established, difficulties do not magically end -- in fact, the transition into housing after a period of prolonged homelessness can present entirely new difficulties for people who have been living on the streets or in shelters. This issue of Healing Hands presents some of the key challenges faced by newly housed individuals and their care providers, and considers a variety of principles, concepts, and approaches that can be useful in mitigating and transforming these challenges, in support of the best possible outcomes for a client’s health and well-being.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.