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Jul 13, 2018
Recognizing the layers to developing a health and housing partnership, this Literature Review and Resource Bank is intended to provide background and data resources that can be used in grant applications or in conversations with potential funders in the effort to foster new health and supportive housing partnerships.

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Topics: Cost effectiveness, Criminal justice, Data sharing, Dual-eligibles, Funding, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Partnerships, Post-secondary, Preventative care, Research, Seniors, Substance abuse, Supportive housing, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 13, 2018

Resources for Building Health Center & Housing Partnerships: Literature Review and Resource Bank

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Jul 13, 2018
Recognizing the layers to developing a health and housing partnership, this Literature Review and Resource Bank is intended to provide background and data resources that can be used in grant applications or in conversations with potential funders in the effort to foster new health and supportive hou
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Report
Community:
Jul 13, 2018
This document highlights actions states and other entities have taken to improve service delivery and financing of the services delivered by supportive housing providers.

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Topics: Health, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships
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Policy Brief
Community:
Jul 13, 2018
A Toolkit for State Agencies

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Topics: Affordable Care Act, Health, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare
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Jul 13, 2018

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Topics: CLPHA, Data sharing, Health, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Preventative care, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 13, 2018
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Jul 13, 2018
This fact sheet describes how a landlord may legally prohibit smoking in common spaces and individual units, and explains how to implement a smokefree policy in compliance with the rent control law, where applicable. It also includes options for addressing possible enforcement and compliance issues that may arise once a policy is in place.

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Topics: Family engagement, Health, Housing, Low-income, Smoke-free, West Coast
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Policy Brief
Community:
Jul 13, 2018
This report is intended to help public health advocates and policymakers formulate input into the QAP process, with the objective of developing healthier homes. We describe the rationale for including a wide range of public health-related criteria in QAPs, identify and describe QAP criteria that can have a positive impact on public health, and suggest how public health advocates can get involved in revising their state QAPs.

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Topics: Exercise, Funding, Health, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Place-based, Safety, Smoke-free
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Policy Brief
Community:
Jul 13, 2018
Practitioners and community advocates working at the intersection of housing and health have a unique role to play, both in guaranteeing quality affordable housing remains available for people of all incomes, and in making sure new investments in neighborhoods contribute to a healthy environment. To support those efforts, this guide includes the following: An overview of how renewed interest in urban centers is affecting housing affordability; A summary of the research linking rising housing costs to poor health outcomes; A set of key recommendations communities should consider as part of an overall approach to preserving, protecting, and enhancing affordable housing; and A library of local housing policies and strategies that communities can use to ensure the availability of affordable housing options, with a particular focus on rental affordability.

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Topics: Funding, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, RAD, Safety
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Preserving, Protecting, and Expanding Affordable Housing: A Policy Toolkit for Public Health

Policy Brief
Jul 13, 2018
Practitioners and community advocates working at the intersection of housing and health have a unique role to play, both in guaranteeing quality affordable housing remains available for people of all incomes, and in making sure new investments in neighborhoods contribute to a healthy environment.
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Policy Brief
Community:
Jul 13, 2018
The tools and strategies included here provide communities with ideas and inspiration to help them plan for healthy housing for all their residents. They include best practices culled from across the United States as well as new ideas.

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Topics: Funding, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Racial inequalities, RAD
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Community:
Jul 13, 2018
This guide is intended to provide information to public health department staff and advocates about the many public agencies that make policy decisions and implement projects  related to the physical environment.

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Topics: Child welfare, Community development, Education, Exercise, Green, Health, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Place-based, Safety, Smoke-free, Stability, Substance abuse, West Coast
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Partners for Public Health: Working with Local, State, and Federal Agencies to Create Healthier Communities

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Jul 13, 2018
This guide is intended to provide information to public health department staff and advocates about the many public agencies that make policy decisions and implement projects  related to the physical environment.
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Report
Community:
Jul 12, 2018
The structure of the evaluation is designed around several research domains that, together, provide a comprehensive assessment of the Community-based Care Transitions Program. The research concentrates on the following areas: • Program Implementation/Operational Issues. • Beneficiary Participation. • Provider Participation. • Utilization and Readmissions. • Costs/Savings. • Quality Monitoring and Quality Improvement. • Unintended Consequences.

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Topics: Cost effectiveness, Data sharing, Health, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Seniors
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Jul 12, 2018
This brief aims to bring attention to non-Medicaid funding sources that states could potentially blend or braid to address social determinants of health and other needs that are not typically covered by Medicaid. It is intended to familiarize state Medicaid, public health, and other state policymakers with the funding streams of other agencies, and sketch out a continuum of options to help states coordinate funding to better serve the needs of low-income populations. Because this brief focuses on services for adult Medicaid beneficiaries, it does not address many of the funding sources available for children’s services. However, existing efforts to pool funds for children and youth—notably by the Commonwealth of Virginia—could prove instructive for states seeking to launch such an effort for adults.

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Topics: Cost effectiveness, Data sharing, Dual-eligibles, Food insecurity, Funding, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Partnerships, Research, Substance abuse
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 12, 2018

Braiding & Blending Funding Streams to Meet the Health-Related Social Needs of Low-Income Persons: Considerations for State Health Policymakers

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Jul 12, 2018
This brief aims to bring attention to non-Medicaid funding sources that states could potentially blend or braid to address social determinants of health and other needs that are not typically covered by Medicaid.
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Community:
Jul 12, 2018
With the new administration and Congress, policymakers have an opportunity to forge an enduring bipartisan consensus on affordable rental housing. There is more agreement between the two political parties than one might think: Strengthening the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, expanding the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program, continuing efforts to reduce homelessness, infusing real choice into the housing voucher program by enabling greater mobility, expanding self-sufficiency and asset-building incentives, and reducing regulatory barriers to increase affordable housing production—all have bipartisan buy-in. The question is whether lawmakers can find the political will to devote to the effort and the resources to make significant progress. This brief lays out the possible parameters of such a consensus plan.

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Topics: Dual-generation, Funding, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Mobility, RAD, Research
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Community:
Jul 12, 2018
This report examines four specific aspects of the challenge before us: • The need for a much greater supply of homes affordable to our nation’s lowest-income seniors. • The importance of transforming homes and communities so that seniors can age with options, a desire shared by the overwhelming majority of older adults. • The imperative to better integrate health care and supportive services with housing, recognizing that this integration has the potential to improve health outcomes for seniors and reduce the costs borne by the health care system. • The need to deploy technologies on a far wider scale to help all Americans age successfully.

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Topics: Cost effectiveness, Funding, Health, Home visiting, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships, Place-based, Preventative care, Seniors, Supportive housing
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Case study
Community:
Jul 12, 2018
The Trauma Informed Community Building (TICB) model is based on BRIDGE Housing Corporation’s experience doing community building work over the past five years in the Potrero Terrace and Annex public housing sites in San Francisco, CA.

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Topics: Child welfare, Community development, Dual-generation, Family engagement, Low-income, Mental health, Partnerships, Place-based, Preventative care, Research, Safety
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Best and Promising Practices: Trauma Informed Community Building - A model for Strengthening Communities in Trauma Affected Neighborhoods

Case study
Jul 12, 2018
The Trauma Informed Community Building (TICB) model is based on BRIDGE Housing Corporation’s experience doing community building work over the past five years in the Potrero Terrace and Annex public housing sites in San Francisco, CA.
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Community:
Jul 12, 2018
The purpose of the Statement of Authorizations is to delegate to the Agency the authority to pursue locally driven policies, procedures and programs with the aim of developing better, more efficient ways to provide housing assistance and incentives to self-sufficiency to low, very-low, and extremely low-income families.

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Topics: Cost effectiveness, Family engagement, MTW
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Statement of Authorizations: To Amended and Restated Moving to Work Agreement Between U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Agency

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Jul 12, 2018
The purpose of the Statement of Authorizations is to delegate to the Agency the authority to pursue locally driven policies, procedures and programs with the aim of developing better, more efficient ways to provide housing assistance and incentives to self-sufficiency to low, very-low, and extremely
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Research
Community:
Jul 12, 2018
We sought to examine the association between structural, functional, and normative social factors and physical activity among urban, low-income, racially/ethnically diverse adults.

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Topics: Exercise, Health, Housing, Low-income, Obesity, Research
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Jul 12, 2018

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Topics: Child welfare, Dental, Early childhood, Education, Exercise, Family engagement, Health, Housing, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Nutrition, Partnerships, Place-based, Preventative care, Seniors, Vision
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Jul 12, 2018
We examined the influence of maternal health literacy on child participation in social welfare programs. In this cohort, 20% of the mothers had inadequate or marginal health literacy. Initially, more than 50% of the families participated in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Food Stamp Program, and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, whereas fewer than 15% received child care subsidies or public housing. In multivariate regression, TANF participation was more than twice as common among children whose mothers had adequate health literacy compared with children whose mothers had inadequate health literacy

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Topics: Child welfare, Dual-generation, Early childhood, Education, Family engagement, Food insecurity, Health, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Nutrition, Pre-natal, Preventative care, Research, Stability
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Jul 12, 2018
This article deconstructs the history, structure, and financing that have made this unique partnership between Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities, the Office of Homeless Services, and the Housing Authority, possible.

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Topics: Data sharing, Disabilities, Dual-eligibles, Health, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Partnerships, Preventative care, Research, Supportive housing
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Deconstructing Philadelphia's "Blueprint" Project: A Unique and Effective Multiyear partnership to Expand Permanent Supportive Housing

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Jul 12, 2018
This article deconstructs the history, structure, and financing that have made this unique partnership between Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities, the Office of Homeless Services, and the Housing Authority, possible.
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Community:
Jul 12, 2018
On June 7, 2016 CSH invited a diverse group of national experts from the housing, homeless prevention, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment, mental health, criminal justice and recovery fields for a special meeting on the topic of addiction recovery and housing. The primary goal of the convening was to engage participants in a thoughtful discussion around how CSH can work with our national and local partners to promote recovery in supportive housing and ensure that supportive housing is part of the continuum of recovery supports available for people living with addiction.

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Topics: Criminal justice, Dual-eligibles, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Mental health, Partnerships, Substance abuse, Supportive housing
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News Article
Community:
Jul 9, 2018
Neighborhood may matter more than race in breast cancer survival rates

Authored by: Darcel Rockett for THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Topics: Health, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Midwest, Racial inequalities
Shared by Abra Lyons-Warren on Jul 12, 2018
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Interactive
Community:
Jul 12, 2018
How does housing affect your family's well-being?

Authored by: How Housing Matters
Topics: Asset building, Asthma, Child welfare, Early childhood, Education, Health, Housing, Stability
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Jul 12, 2018
Considerations for Mental Health and Substance Use Providers

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Topics: Affordable Care Act, Health, Healthy homes, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Partnerships
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Research
Community:
Jul 12, 2018
To construct our taxonomy, we use data from the first National Survey of ACOs, fielded between October of 2012 and May of 2013. The survey sample included (1) ACOs participating in Medicare ACO programs; (2) ACOs participating in state Medicaid ACO programs; and (3) ACOs formed in partnership with commercial payers.

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Topics: Affordable Care Act, Medicaid / Medicare, Metrics, Research
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Case study
Community:
Jul 12, 2018
In Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Housing Authority, Boston Public Health Commission, the city’s Inspectional Services Department, the Boston Foundation, and local universities and medical institutions have come together over the last decade-plus to address the intersection of health and housing. Motivated by a desire to improve the lives of Boston’s most vulnerable residents, these organizations began collaborating to address asthma and, more recently, to prioritize housing and health needs for pregnant women. By bridging anchor institutions, foundations, and city agencies around health and housing initiatives citywide, Boston has made strides toward providing healthier housing options and integrated health management and referral systems. This case study highlights how a variety of key stakeholders within one city can collaborate to address the health and housing needs of its vulnerable residents.

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Topics: Asthma, Child welfare, Dual-generation, Early childhood, East Coast, Exercise, Family engagement, Funding, Health, Home visiting, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Nutrition, Obesity, Partnerships, Pre-natal, Preventative care, Research, Smoke-free
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A City Takes Action: Emerging Strategies for Integrating Health and Housing

Case study
Jul 12, 2018
In Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Housing Authority, Boston Public Health Commission, the city’s Inspectional Services Department, the Boston Foundation, and local universities and medical institutions have come together over the last decade-plus to address the intersection of health and housing.