Spotlighting Communities that are Successfully Coordinating Healthcare & Housing Resources to End Veteran Homelessness Webinar - Now Available


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Spotlighting Communities that are Successfully Coordinating Healthcare & Housing Resources to End Veteran Homelessness Webinar - Now Available


HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPs) and Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH) are pleased to announce the availability of the recently recorded ‘Hear from Your Peers’ webinar. This webinar focuses on the strong bonds forged between HUD-funded housing and service programs, as well as mainstream resources and benefits, to ensure U.S. military veterans successfully receive and maintain housing. It also provides information about Veterans Affairs and locally-funded healthcare services, such as targeted case management, and substance and mental health treatment.
You can listen to peer leaders offering firsthand knowledge on how two innovative communities - Las Vegas/Clark County, NV and Seattle/King County, WA - have developed cross-systems partnerships to assist homeless and at-risk veterans with effectively accessing the housing, supportive services and healthcare resources they need. Discussants describe the approaches taken in their community to assure that all veterans are able to benefit from these resources, including permanent supportive housing. he webinar can be viewed on the course page here: Spotlighting Two Communities that are Successfully Coordinating Healthcare and Housing Resources to End Veteran Homelessness - A "Hear from Your Peers" Webinar.
Presenters included:
  • Roula K. Sweis, M.A., Psy.D., Supervisory Program Advisor, HUD’s Office of the Assistant Secretary, Community Planning and Development - Opening Remarks
  • Katy Miller, Regional Coordinator, USICH - Overview and Introductions
  • Dr. Cynthia Dodge, Director of the VA’s Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) for southern Nevada
  • Michele Fuller-Hallauer, Continuum of Care Coordinator, Clark County Department of Social Services
  • Annamaria Gueco, Supportive Housing Department Manager, Sound Mental Health, King County, WA
  • Lisa Farsje,Substance Use Disorder Specialist, VA Supported Housing, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System
Participants will learn:
  • How a VA resource center and the Continuum of Care’s homeless coordinated entry system have integrated their processes and programming to target homeless veterans and help assure that they are aware of, and directed to, all the VA, community-based and SSI/ Medicaid resources for which they are eligible.
  • Successful strategies for delivering mental health and substance use treatment, as well as coordinating other support services needed by formerly homeless veterans in permanent supportive housing.
  • Innovative strategies and approaches to community-wide collaborations to move chronically homeless veterans off the streets and into long-term, appropriate housing and healthcare services.
  • The personal story of one PSH resident who successfully negotiated this transition.

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Webinar slides are available to view.

This webinar is part of a series of webinars being developed through HUD's Healthcare and Housing (H²) TA initiative. Sign up for ‘ACA’ in the HUD Exchange Mailing List to learn about future webinars.


Updated Resources Available for 2015 AHAR Data


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Updated Resources Available for 2015 AHAR Data


The Homeless Data Exchange (HDX) contains links to updated resources to help communities as you work to submit draft data by the December 2, 2015 deadline. The following materials are available via the HDX Home Page.
Additional updated introductory guidance and a collection of frequently asked questions will be posted soon. In the meantime, the 2014 Guide and FAQs are still available and can be found on the HDX Home Page.
If additional questions arise that are not addressed by these resources, consult your AHAR Liaison or submit them online through the HDX Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website. To submit a question to the HDX AAQ portal, select "HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange (including PIT, HIC, and AHAR)" from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.


State Approaches for Integrating Behavioral Health into Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations


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State Approaches for Integrating Behavioral Health into Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations


This information is provided through HUD's Healthcare and Housing (H²) Technical Assistance (TA) initiative. Sign up for 'ACA' in the HUD Exchange Mailing List to receive future H² TA announcements.
Many high-need, high-cost Medicaid patients have mental health and substance use issues and are often not well served in the current health care system. Integrating behavioral health services within Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs) may help states to improve quality of care and generate savings from avoidable utilization of inpatient and emergency services.
This technical assistance tool, developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies through support from The Commonwealth Fund, examines four broad strategies states can use to integrate behavioral health services into ACOs:
  1. Incorporating behavioral health into payment models.
  2. Requiring ACOs to report on behavioral health metrics.
  3. Encouraging ACOs to include behavioral health providers.
  4. Providing integration supports.
The tool explores how eight states have incorporated these strategies into their ACO approaches.
Learn more about it.
HUD’s Healthcare and Housing (H2) Systems Integration Initiative, announced in October 2014, is intended to assist communities with the systems changes needed to enhance integration of subsidized housing and health care services in order to maximize care coverage and increase access to comprehensive health care for people experiencing homelessness, as well as low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS. To deliver this assistance, HUD is holding direct on-site action planning sessions around the country, where provider representatives from homeless Continuum of Care (CoC), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) programs and service networks come together with local and state representatives from medical and behavioral healthcare systems to create an action plan. The sessions and action plans focus on improving access to and effective utilization of health care services for the targeted populations through better coordination and system integration. Expert facilitators and subject matter experts coordinate and staff these sessions, and provide pre- and post-event support.
For information on the action planning sessions that have already occurred, including overviews of the emerging action plans, please visit HUD’s Healthcare and Housing (H2) Systems Integration Initiative website.


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Industry News


Bruce Katz has been named centennial scholar at the Brookings Institution. Katz is currently vice president and co-director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and holds the Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy. Read more here.


Amy Liu has been appointed vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program, a program of which she currently is senior fellow and co-director, at the Brookings Institution. Liu will also hold the Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy. Read more here.

Enterprise Community Partners was named 2015 Organization of the Year by The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business for its work on a national level for affordable housing in thriving communities linked to jobs, good schools, health care and more. Ali Solis, Enterprise senior vice president of Public Policy & External Affairs,  accepted the award on behalf of the organization.

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Living Cities' new Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment is an online tool for those engaged in cross-sector work. It is now up and available and especially useful for those working on collective impact partnerships. Learn more and take the survey here.

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