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Improving Access to Behavioral Health Services for Populations Facing Homelessness (2024). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Mental health issues can both cause and result from homelessness, with factors like substance use, economic instability, and limited access to housing and healthcare contributing significantly. Behavioral health providers should focus on flexible outreach, partnerships with housing organizations, peer support, and sustainable financing to effectively support this population. The guide will cover the central role of peer support and outreach and engagement strategies. Finally, the guide will cover the financing possibilities and challenges of supporting outreach and engagement efforts. More Details...

Outreach and Unsheltered Homelessness: Strategies for Health Centers and Service Providers (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Due to limited resources, fewer community connections, and more exposure to the elements, people experiencing unsheltered homelessness have a heightened risk of injury and severe health issues. This is especially true during times of disaster and public emergency. As many communities learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, meaningful outreach and linkage to care for unsheltered individuals is vital for public health. This national webinar highlighted emerging practices in reaching unsheltered populations, with a focus on the importance of peer specialists with lived expertise. Attendees learned and discussed relevant strategies for health and housing-focused outreach to people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. More Details...

Supporting Transitions from Medical Respite Care: Roles for Providers and Community Partners (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Medical Respite Care (MRC), also known as Recuperative Care, is acute and post-acute care for people experiencing homelessness who are not ill enough to remain in a hospital but are too ill to recover on the streets. This model of care has grown rapidly in recent years, with more than 145 known programs nation-wide. As more communities develop and increase MRC services, so does the importance of building capacity to support consumers during their time in MRC and after discharge to housing, shelter, etc. This webinar highlighted opportunities for providers, community partners, and stakeholders to connect individuals transitioning out of MRC with resources and wrap-around services that they need. More Details...

Optimizing Health and Housing Partnerships: A Toolkit for Health Centers (2024). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This toolkit contains resources including specific action steps to take and detailed, practical information on the most common housing programs and how to access them. With this information, health centers will have the knowledge to navigate the housing sector and build internal support for deep, more sustainable partnerships addressing SDOH. More Details...

Medicaid and Housing Related Services Toolkit (2024). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This toolkit informs how states have taken to improve service delivery and financing of the services that cover Housing Related Services (HRS) and are now commonly delivered by supportive housing providers. The second half of this toolkit also teaches how to access these services in each state that has been implemented or is in the process of implementation. In states with recently approved waiver More Details...

Leveraging Opioid Settlement Dollars - Benefits and Strategies for Health Centers (2024). Resource Type: Publication. Description: As of February 2022, 48 states have accepted settlement for various lawsuits brought against pharmaceutical opioid distributors and one manufacturer in response to the national opioid and overdose crisis. Commonly referred to as the “Opioid Settlement funds”, approximately $26 billion have been distributed to states and local governments to support a range of activities addressing the root causes and impact of the opioid crisis. Beyond the Approved Uses Guidance, there is wide latitude for how to use these funds. The national Opioid Settlement Tracker is a resource that can help Health Centers and Primary Care Associations determine the process for how these funds are allocated and any pathways to influence that process. Housing creation, including supportive housing and recovery housing are cited in the national settlement agreement as potential approved uses. This analysis will focus on how and where funds are being leveraged to support housing access and other services that benefit health center patients. More Details...

Housing as an Intervention for HIV Linkage to Care (2024). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication aims to increase the recognition of housing as an evidence based, multifunctional intervention for people with HIV experiencing homelessness. Housing is a strategic and powerful driver for improving clinical outcome measures on a client, clinic, and systems level. This publication will elevate key findings in research, best practices, and community strategies where housing as an intervention for HIV linkage to care has been realized and implemented. More Details...

Housing and HIV: Bridging the Gap between HIV and Housing in Special and Vulnerable Populations (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, CSH joined National Center for Health and Public Housing and the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center to host session 2 the Population Health Management National Learning Series. This session featured a discussion on the drivers of health for individuals at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Panelist providers shared lessons from the field on addressing social drivers of health (SDOH) needs with special emphasis on housing as an intervention and the importance of cross sector partnerships. More Details...

Aging Patients Facing Long-term Homelessness (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This national webinar provided an overview of best practices developing or strengthening health and housing partnerships to support aging patients experiencing long-term homelessness. Participants will understand how long-term homelessness accelerates aging, the types of partnerships that are essential to supporting aging patients, and the community housing models that support the needs of aging patients. More Details...

Lived Expertise and Data Management: Webinar on Trauma-Informed Approaches and Perspectives (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar explored why and how lived expertise must be sought after and valued by health centers and allied organizations to improve every stage of the data management process from collection and analysis to data sharing, access, and decision-making, including discussion about Information Blocking rules and navigating the tension between reporting and regulations. More Details...

Moving from Data Collection to Action: Improving Patient Access to SDOH Resources (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Learn how you can assist patients with accessing the resources they need to effectively address housing insecurity and other drivers. This session included best practice examples offered by other health centers and a brainstorming session on establishing effective referral networks and improving patient access to SDOH services. More Details...

At the Intersection of HIV and HCV (Session 2): Treatment Frameworks and Strategies (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This recording is part two of a two-part webinar series to discuss best practices and considerations for both prevention and treatment of HIV/HCV, with special emphasis on the importance of harm reduction, connections to housing and other SDOH resources for at-risk populations. Risk for coinfection of HIV and HCV remains high among special populations, including individuals who use substances and those experiencing homelessness. More Details...

At the Intersection of HIV and HCV (Session 1): Prevention Frameworks and Strategies (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This recording is part one of a two-part webinar series to discuss best practices and considerations for both prevention and treatment of HIV/HCV, with special emphasis on the importance of harm reduction, connections to housing and other SDOH resources for at-risk populations. Risk for coinfection of HIV and HCV remains high among special populations, including individuals who use substances and those experiencing homelessness. More Details...

Lived Experience and Data Management: Trauma-Informed Approaches and Perspectives (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication will explore why and how lived expertise must be sought and valued by health centers and allied organizations to improve every stage of the data management process from collection and analysis to data sharing, access, and decision-making. Additionally, we will discuss the nexus of racial equity and lived expertise in data management, and how data used improperly or carelessly have the potential to both harm and help perpetuate inequities. Finally, we provide recommendations and practices that can be implemented in the short, medium, and long term to use data to reduce the chances of re-traumatization. More Details...

Health Center and Supportive Housing Capital Development Partnerships Case Study: Portland, OR (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the value of community health and housing collaborations aimed at improving housing stability and quality of life for vulnerable populations. Exploration of these health and housing partnerships is fueled by increased demands for affordable and supportive housing combined with the need for more effective service coordination. Partnerships that expand the community’s housing and service infrastructure—the physical space— also provide opportunities for health centers to enhance care coordination and participate in efforts to address housing as a significant driver for health outcomes. Learn more about the key steps and decisions Central City Concern and their community partners made on their path to building new health and housing collaborations in their community. More Details...

Health Center and Supportive Housing Capital Development Partnerships Case Study: Denver, CO (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the value of community health and housing collaborations aimed at improving housing stability and quality of life for vulnerable populations. Exploration of these health and housing partnerships is fueled by increased demands for affordable and supportive housing combined with the need for more effective service coordination. Partnerships that expand the community’s housing and service infrastructure—the physical space— also provide opportunities for health centers to enhance care coordination and participate in efforts to address housing as a significant driver for health outcomes. Learn more about the key steps and decisions the Denver Housing Authority and Denver Health and Hospital Authority made on their path to building new health and housing co-developments in their community. More Details...

Health Center and Supportive Housing Capital Development Partnerships Case Study: Atlanta, GA (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the value of community health and housing collaborations aimed at improving housing stability and quality of life for vulnerable populations. Increased demands for affordable and supportive housing combined with the need for more effective service coordination are fueling exploration of these health and housing collaborations. Read the case study to learn more about the key steps and decisions leading health centers and providers have made on their path to building new health and housing collaborations in their communities. More Details...

Social Determinants of Health - From Screening to Action: An Interactive Video Session (2023). Resource Type: E-Learning. Description: This short, animated video provides insight on how to set up effective referral networks and processes to use the collected data in a meaningful way. More Details...

Utilizing Community Health Workers for SDOH Screening and Housing Navigation (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) is essential to screening and addressing for Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) such as housing. More Details...

Strengthening Partnerships with Community Mental Health Centers (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Health Centers are more likely to serve persons with complex health and social needs than most primary care providers. Health Centers have been leaders nationally in the health equity movement, ensuring access to quality primary and integrated care for low-income communities. Learn more on why health centers partner with community mental health providers. More Details...

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