NASHP’s Health and Housing Institute, with officials from Illinois, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, and Texas, has worked across agency siloes to better deploy state resources through a shared health and housing agenda.
During this webinar, state speakers describe how they have used their policy levers to improve health and housing for individuals experiencing homelessness or housing instability and those transitioning out of institutions including:
- Engaging and contracting with Medicaid managed care plans;
- Maximizing affordable housing financing and tenancy support options;
- Building capacity at the local level to align health and housing agendas; and
- Leveraging existing health and housing programs to address the pandemic.
State officials also discussed how these strategies – and working in cross-sector partnerships – have the potential to control health costs while enriching the lives of vulnerable people and families.
- Moderator: Jill Rosenthal, MPH, NASHP Senior Program Director
- Amanda Speciale, BSW, Medicaid Redesign Analyst, Bureau of Social Determinants of Health, New York Department of Health
- Michael Wilt, JD, External Relations Senior Manager, Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation
- Lori Kelley, MPH, Intensive Services, Housing and Social Determinants of Health Manager, Oregon Health Authority
This webinar was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UD3OA22891, National Organizations of State and Local Officials. Information presented should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the US government.