Partners leading the work on the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response released on January 27 a new resource to help communities improve health care quality and outcomes for people experiencing homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Strengthening Partnerships for Better Health Outcomes During COVID-19” highlights three sites – Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, and the state of Connecticut – that have developed strong partnerships between Continuums of Care and health care practitioners to address the healthcare needs of people experiencing homelessness. Using the experiences of practitioners and advocates at these three sites, the brief provides an overview of tips and best practices for developing strong healthcare partnerships.
Barbara DiPietro, PhD, senior director of policy at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and lead author on the brief, will join NLIHC’s National Call on Coronavirus, Disasters, Housing, and Homelessness today (February 8) at 2:30 pm ET. Register at: tinyurl.com/ru73qan
The Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response regularly provides updated guidance and new briefs for advocates interested in designing homelessness response systems based in equity. Most recently, the Framework team released “Making the Case for Homeless Families and Children During the Pandemic,” which provides communities with the information they need to tailor services and support to meet the unique needs of children and families experiencing homelessness. Partners in the Framework include: the National Low Income Housing Coalition, National Alliance to End Homelessness, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, National Innovation Service, Urban Institute, Barbara Poppe and associates, and Matthew Doherty Consulting.
Review all Framework materials at: housingequityframework.org/
Access the brief on healthcare partnerships at: tinyurl.com/3k8esbyw