Healthcare and Housing (H2) Systems Integration Resources
Below are resources developed as part of the Housing and Healthcare Integration (H2) Initiative action planning sessions to assist communities and states in undertaking housing/health care integration. We are making these tools available to support communities’ efforts to improve coordination and integration across homeless assistance and health care systems.
Note: These are working tools being offered in “beta” (test pilot) form – please provide feedback on their usefulness and/or how they can be improved to: Gillian Morshedi at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Housing – Healthcare Integration (H2) Initiative is a technical assistance effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in collaboration with the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and principally carried out by HomeBase. Its goal is to assist communities and states in undertaking the systems changes needed to enhance integration of the subsidized housing and health care systems and thus better serve vulnerable individuals, such as people experiencing homelessness and those who are low income and living with HIV/AIDS.
The cornerstone of the H2 Initiative is 2-day community-focused action planning sessions, bringing together subject matter experts, representatives from CoC and ESG programs, HIV/AIDS providers and networks, local and state healthcare agencies, HUD and HHS regional and field offices, and other interested parties to engage in cross-system knowledge exchange and develop strategies to for the systems changes needed to enhance integration and collaboration between housing and healthcare providers.
For more information on the H2 Initiative: Click Here