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Empowering Healthcare Professionals to Tackle Homelessness: USICH Issues New Guidance for Health Systems and Hospitals

BySamantha Jones

May 16, 2024
Guidance for Health Systems and Hospitals Published by USICH

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has recently issued federal guidance aimed at helping health systems and hospitals better care for individuals experiencing homelessness. This guidance underscores the importance of a collaborative approach in addressing homelessness as a public health crisis. USICH Executive Director Jeff Olivet highlighted the critical roles that health systems and hospitals play in addressing the complex health and housing needs of homeless individuals.

The guidance, titled “How Health Systems and Hospitals Can Help Solve Homelessness,” offers practical resources to healthcare professionals, including public health departments, providers, and researchers. It presents six effective strategies for tackling homelessness, such as providing care outside traditional medical facilities, partnering with non-health organizations, and promoting supportive and affordable housing.

USICH developed this guidance by reviewing existing literature and conducting interviews with various partners, including individuals with lived experiences of homelessness, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and the Corporation for Supportive Housing.

Those interested in staying up-to-date on news related to homelessness and healthcare can sign up for USICH’s newsletter subscription service to receive timely updates on best practices and policy developments in this field.

By Samantha Jones

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