Expanding Access to Housing & Health Care Through Policy & Community Collaborations

Tuesday, May 15, 2018: 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Greenway BC/HI (Hyatt Regency Minneapolis)
Efforts to transform health systems and further integrate housing with health care services continues to be a priority in spite of a dynamic and often-uncertain environment. This pre-conference institute will focus on policies and programs being implemented that expand access to care and housing supports, achieve better outcomes, and recognize social determinants of health. This day-long symposium will include discussion of the following topic areas:

  • An overview of key policy issues facing the HCH community
  • A variety of state-level Medicaid waivers that expand health coverage and funding for supportive services in housing (from both Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states)
  • Discussions with leaders of the nationally recognized Hennepin Health Accountable Care Organization
  • Partnerships with hospital systems that are expanding access to housing

While each community has unique circumstances, this event will ensure an open discussion about how to replicate best practices at home and achieve broader implementation across the country.

    Barbara DiPietro, PhD (Senior Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)
    Frances Isbell, MA (President and CEO, Healthcare for the Homeless Houston)
    Rachel Solotaroff, MD, MCR (President and CEO, Central City Concern)
    Sean Hubert (Chief Housing and Employment Officer, Central City Concern)
    Stephen B Brown, LCSW (Director of Preventive Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System)
    Ross Owen (Health Strategy Director, Hennepin County)
    Marie Zimmerman (Medicaid Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services)
    Andy Patterson, MSW, PhD (Director of Homeless Services, Family Health Centers, Inc.)
    John Gilvar (Manager, Health Care for the Homeless Network, Seattle King County Department of Public Health)
    Debbie Thiele (Managing Director, Western U.S., CSH)
    Tracy N Dannen-Grace (Director, Community Partnerships & Philanthropy, Kaiser Permanente - Community Health)
    Danielle Robertshaw, MD (Senior Medical Director, HCMC Community Connections Care Ring, Hennepin County Medical Center)
    Peter Toepfer (Executive Director, Center for Housing and Health)
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