PROJECTFostering Collaboration in Housing and Health


Housing is a fundamental human need, essential to health and well-being. Lack of stable, accessible, and affordable housing can contribute to poor physical and mental health, higher use of emergency and hospital services, and increased public health care costs. This is particularly true for people with complex physical, mental, or behavioral health needs, such as people with disabilities and people who are elderly or experiencing homelessness. States, localities, and organizations increasingly recognize the value of integrating health care delivery and housing for vulnerable populations but sometimes struggle with ways to accomplish it. This series of reports, derived from a literature review and extensive discussions with policy and program experts, examines the current state of housing and health care collaborations, identifies common features and factors that make collaborations successful, and offers guidance to those interested in integrating housing and health care.

Housing and Delivery System Reform Collaborations: Environmental Scan

Brenda C. Spillman, Pamela Blumenthal, Nicole Lallemand, Josh Leopold, Eva H. Allen, and Emily Hayes
June 2017

Developing Housing and Health Collaborations: Opportunities and Challenges

Brenda C. Spillman, Josh Leopold, Eva H. Allen, Pamela Blumenthal
June 2017

From Idea to Action: Building the Team for Housing and Health Collaborations

Angela Kimball, Laura Usher, Jessica W. Hart (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
June 2017

Making It Real, Keeping It Real: Implementing Housing and Health Collaborations

Brenda C. Spillman, Eva H. Allen, Josh Leopold, Kimberly Walker
June 2017

Research Areas Health and health care
Policy Centers Health Policy Center
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