H2 Toolkit

The materials and resources in this toolkit support communities in working to increase and improve housing and healthcare coordination and systems integration.

Benefits Decoder

A reference guide to help line workers assist clients in identifying their health coverage and benefits and ensuring accurate corresponding data entry into HMIS: contains both a sample decoder and a manual to assist communities to create their own Benefits Decoder tool.

Date Published: February 2017

Data Snapshots

Descriptions of and links to publicly available data relating to homelessness, poverty, and certain types of health resources accessed by people with low incomes and people experiencing homelessness.

Date Published: February 2017

Data Driven Strategies

Overview of data-driven strategies (including case studies) for identifying homeless individuals across multiple service systems and effectively linking them to the range of housing, health, and supportive services they need.

Date Published: February 2017

Developing a Medicaid Supportive Housing Services Benefit - Considerations and Decision Points

A tool designed to assist States in the development of a Medicaid benefit to pay for services in supportive housing.

Date Published: February 2017

Glossary of Housing and Health Care Terms

A glossary of frequently used terms and acronyms to assist stakeholders working in the health system to understand unfamiliar housing language and vice versa.

Date Published: February 2017

Model Strategies and Framework

An overview of five key health-care related model strategies to consider in developing an Action Plan to improve health outcomes and housing stability for people experiencing homelessness.

Date Published: February 2017

Progress Tracking Tool

A tool for communities to identify and track their progress in integrating their homeless assistance and healthcare systems and services.

Date Published: February 2017

Health Care Resources + Healthcare Changes Underway

Descriptions of healthcare resources for people with low incomes and people experiencing homelessness – including Medicaid, Veteran health resources, HIV/AIDS health resources, and behavioral health resources – and information about health system changes underway that may benefit people with low incomes and people experiencing homelessness.

Date Published: February 2017

Housing Resources

Descriptions of homeless assistance and affordable housing programs and resources. Includes resources and programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as other federal resources.

Date Published: February 2017

Housing-Healthcare Partnership Profile

A list of potential homeless assistance, housing, and healthcare partners each CoC should consider engaging and partnering with when working toward system integration.

Date Published: February 2017

Lessons Learned from H2 Action Planning

A selection of lessons learned regarding implementation planning and structure and facilitating coordination between housing and healthcare providers, as well as an Emerging Framework for Systems-Level Alignment to End Homelessness.

Date Published: February 2017

Process Presentation

A slideshow presentation used to open each H2 Action Planning Session, which contains a helpful overview and process map for systems integration.

Date Published: February 2017

Stakeholder Checklist

A list of potential stakeholders to consider engaging to accomplish systems coordination and integration.

Date Published: February 2017

Innovative Funding Strategies

Descriptions of innovative funding mechanisms and potential funding streams for creating and expanding housing and supportive service programs. Examples and case studies from communities around the country are also presented.

Date Published: February 2017

Innovative Partnership Strategies

Descriptions of innovative, cross-system partnership and coordination strategies, including case studies and examples from communities around the country.

Date Published: February 2017

Connection Between Housing and Healthcare Needs: Growing Evidence Base for Housing as a Social Determinant of Health

An overview of research and successful permanent supportive housing experience supporting the importance of addressing housing and health needs in an integrated manner.

Date Published: February 2017