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Webinar Replay: Partnership Opportunities for Payers, Providers and States: Supportive Housing for High Utilizers

This webinar took place on June 7, 2018.

Medicaid managed care plans, health systems, and states are teaming up with community-based organizations and housing authorities to consider a wide variety of supportive housing initiatives. Research indicates that doing so not only improves health outcomes for individuals experiencing homelessness, mental health, and/or substance use disorders, but also reduces utilization of emergency room services, inpatient bed days, and community justice involvement.

During this webinar, leading Medicaid and supportive housing consultants from HMA outlined nationally recognized evidence-based practice supportive housing models used to bend the healthcare cost curve, citing specific programs and outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn how supportive housing programs can be used to provide comprehensive, integrated healthcare services for the homeless and high utilizers, improving health outcomes while reducing costs.
  2. Understand the basic components of evidence-based practice supportive housing models that produce improved health outcomes and cost savings.
  3. Find out how to partner with housing authorities and social services organizations to leverage health system funding for supportive housing programs.
  4. Understand the opportunity to use supportive housing targeted to those with substance use disorders and how it can improve treatment completion and long-term recovery outcomes.


  • Scott Ackerson, Principal (San Antonio, TX)
  • Carol Clancy, Principal (San Francisco, CA)
  • Rachel Post, Senior Consultant (Portland, OR)
  • Meggan Schilkie, Principal (New York, NY)

Who Should Listen
Representatives of Medicaid managed care plans, hospitals and health systems, community-based organizations, state and federal government.

View the slides from this webinar here: Partnership Opportunities Webinar 6-7-18