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Webinar to Focus on Link between Stable Housing, Medicaid

There is a growing understanding of the important role that key social determinants, such as access to stable, affordable housing, can play in the health and well-being of low income citizens, including those enrolled in Medicaid. Yet, few healthcare payers have tackled housing as part of a strategy to improve health and health outcomes given some of the challenges in establishing, implementing and funding these programs in the Medicaid context.

Join us at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 for the webinar, “The Missing Link: Stable Housing as a Key Determinant of Health in Medicaid Populations.”

During this webinar, you’ll hear from healthcare and housing experts on the front lines of ground-breaking work in this area. HMA’s Mike Nardone will discuss the link between housing and Medicaid-financed health care. John Lovelace, president of UMPC for You, will offer a case study of his organization’s growing, three-year-old Shelter Care Plus program for the homeless. And William C. Kelly, Jr., strategic advisor of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF), will discuss the Medicaid business case for housing as a platform to serve the health needs of other low-income populations.  

During this webinar you will: 

  • Assess the business case for programs that combine housing subsidies with member enrollment in case management programs – including evidence suggesting that these initiatives not only improve the lives of members, but also make good business sens
  • Identify the needs and demographics of member populations most likely to benefit from programs combining housing and Medicaid programs.
  • Hear a thoughtful analysis of the funding and regulatory challenges inherent in programs of this nature, as well as the type of state and/or federal commitment required to take these initiatives to the next level.
  • Understand the staffing requirements and types of partnerships required with providers, housing organizations and community organizations to get these programs off the ground.

Who Should Attend
Healthcare payers (such as Medicaid managed care organizations) and integrated service delivery systems responsible for managing the holistic healthcare needs of their members and finding new ways to more effectively manage care for individuals with significant needs.

Register now.