Homelessness, Reports and Publications, Supportive Housing

Integrating Health Care Services & Supportive Housing in LA

 

After years of living on the street, people exiting their state of homelessness and entering supportive housing often have major and chronic medical conditions, the subject of a recent report produced by The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) in collaboration with United Homeless Healthcare Partners (UHHP). While housing is crucial to ending an individual’s homelessness, easily accessible health care services are vital to ensure their ongoing health issues are addressed and their recovery from homelessness is permanent.

The report - Integrating FQHC Health Care Services with Permanent Supportive Housing in Los Angeles - shows how Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) are working with supportive housing providers in Los Angeles to integrate health care services into permanent supportive housing projects. Of note, the report explores partnerships and the financial sustainability of projects, while offering models, resources and suggestions for organizations considering embarking on such collaborations.

The growth and development of community health centers, one facet of FQHCs, is a major component of the recently passed Affordable Care Act (Healthcare Reform). As Connecticut’s efforts evolve to take full advantage of federal Medicaid funding for services in supportive housing, providers may benefit from partnering with Federally Qualified Health Centers, which already have the billing and reporting infrastructure in place to handle Medicaid funds.

To Learn More:
FQHC Report
Corporation for Supportive Housing Website
National Association of Community Health Centers
Find a Community Health Center Near You

 
 

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