The HealthAffairsBlog’s reported on the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, the Healthy Greater Newark ACO, and the Trenton Health Team.
Dismantling the tent city left its homeless inhabitants scattered without permanent places to stay with some ended up in “expensive hospital beds.”
Brenner has found highest cost users of health care in the city of Camden were living in HUD-assisted housing or experiencing homelessness.
“Many of the patients are the chronically homeless people you have been working to house,” Dr. Brenner explained for them “housing is the best pill.”
The impact of homelessness is not contained to a single social safety net program. Housing First as a best practice solution to chronic homelessness.