Thursday, June 22, 2017: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Cabin John/Arlington (Grand Hyatt Washington)
In this facilitated think tank, participants will discuss innovative ways to integrate local emergency departments into community coordinated entry systems. We know that people who experience homelessness, especially those who are chronically homeless, are high utilizers of emergency services. How can we engage emergency departments to increase patients’ access to homeless services to end their homelessness, reduce emergency costs, and improve their health outcomes? Are there innovative models for embedding homeless service providers into emergency departments that can be replicated? And how can we improve data sharing between health and homeless service systems to improve collaboration between them?
Noelle Porter, MPH (Program and Policy Analyst, National Alliance to End Homelessness)
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