Catholic Health Association Shares Article on Health and Housing Partnerships and Will Host Upcoming Webinar

Opportunity Starts at Home (OSAH) Roundtable Member Catholic Health Association has shared an article highlighting local partnerships between health care and housing providers. The article recounts how two Oklahoma City Catholic hospitals and a nonmedical respite care center partnered to ensure adult patients experiencing homelessness could recover safely and receive wraparound services, including support finding permanent housing. The article also discusses examples from two other cities with transitional respite programs and suggests that partnerships between health and housing providers can serve as models for cities looking for ways to better care for residents experiencing homelessness.

Catholic Health Association will maintain its focus on housing and health by hosting a free webinar, “Housing Security and Health Equity: A We Are Called Webinar,” on April 18, from 2 to 3 pm ET. OSAH Steering Committee member Catholic Charities USA will join Catholic Health Association, along with Ascension and Mercy Housing, for a discussion about opportunities for Catholic health organizations to collaborate with social services organizations to better understand the challenges and needs of people experiencing homelessness.

Read the article here. Register for the webinar here.