State Strategies to Support Homeless Assistance for Vulnerable Populations
At its annual national conference in July 2012, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) co-sponsored a half day workshop with the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness that convened program and policy experts to examine state policy strategies for aligning homeless assistance with innovations in Medicaid financing and delivery.
The session focused on chronic homelessness and vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness. Specific topics included:
- Collaborating with state Medicaid transformation efforts,
- Setting up Medicaid health homes, and
- Implications of federal housing and health policy.
Workshop speakers included experts at the national level and from across the country:
- Karen Batia, Heartland Health Outreach, Chicago, IL
- Ed Blackburn, Central City Concern, Portland, OR
- Jennifer Ho, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, Washington, DC
- Ted Houghton, Supportive Housing Network of New York, New York, NY
- Pamela Hyde, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
- Kathy Moses, Center for Health Care Strategies, Hamilton, NJ
- John O’Brien, Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Baltimore, MD
- Estelle Richman, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC
- Matt Salo, National Association of Medicaid Directors, Washington, D.C.
- Robin Wagner, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Baton Rouge, LA
Click here to download the workshop PowerPoint presentations.