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Hear from Your Peers Webinar - Effective Coordination between Hospitals and CoC Homeless Assistance Providers Results in Improved Residential Stability and Reduced Costs

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This webinar explored how three hospital systems – state, county and private nonprofit – coordinated with Continuum of Care homeless assistance grantees to reduce overuse of hospital emergency departments and frequent re-admissions, while improving discharge outcomes and expanding access for homeless patients to permanent housing and other needed community-based resources.


  • Opening Remarks: Roula K. Sweis, M.A., Psy.D., Supervisory Program Advisor, HUD’s Office of the Assistant Secretary, Community Planning and Development
  • Lisa Bahadosingh, Community Liaison for Regional Initiatives, Fairfield County, CT
  • Joyce Platz, Executive Director, Residential Services, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Bridgeport, CT
  • Corrin Buchanan, Program Manager, Housing for Health, LA County Health Services, Los Angeles, CA
  • Lynn Kovich, Senior Consultant, Technical Assistance Collaborative, Boston, MA

Learning objectives include:

  • Sharing innovative approaches at the state and local levels for connecting hospital and CoC resources to improve care and reduce costs for homeless and at-risk patients.
  • Sharing information about successful solutions being implemented to leverage Medicaid and local resources to fund permanent housing interventions.
  • Engaging with front-line experts who can offer access to cutting-edge information and suggest workable solutions for improved hospital discharge outcomes through braiding federal, state and local resources.

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Hosted By:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

For more information, please contact:

Donald P. Chamberlain | 206-409-8588 | donald@sound-thinking.org

Tags: HUD-VASH CoC HOPWA ESG Homelessness Prevention and Assistance HIV-AIDS Housing Programs

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