Following up on our Innovative Solutions to Connect Health and Housing webinar, this event takes the conversation one step further to understand how to engage health-focused partners in our work to end homelessness. The Kresge Foundation has made investments in this area in an effort to bring healthcare partners on board to advocate for housing stability. In this webinar, we will examine why the Foundation made this investment, its impact, and how funders can take a leading role in making the housing and health connection.
- Peggy Bailey, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- David Fukuzawa, The Kresge Foundation
- Rachel Post, Central City Concern
Peggy Bailey, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Peggy Bailey is the Center on Budget and Policy Priority’s Director of the Health Integration Project, in which she will identify opportunities to improve health care policy to better link with housing programs, serve those involved in the criminal justice system, improve quality and access to behavioral health services, and incorporate human services needed by vulnerable populations. Peggy’s career includes work on federal, state and local policy and service delivery on a wide variety of issue areas, including Medicaid eligibility and benefits for families and people with disabilities, public health innovation, behavioral health service delivery and integration with primary care, youth homelessness policy and service delivery, and child welfare.
Prior to joining the Center in January 2016, she was the Director of Health Systems Integration for the Corporation for Supportive Housing. She has also worked for the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, and the City of Rockwall, Texas.
David Fukuzawa, The Kresge Foundation
David D. Fukuzawa, managing director of Kresge's Health and Human Services Programs, has more than 25 years of experience in philanthropy, with a special focus on vulnerable children and youth. His experience as a youth worker and community organizer in Detroit and Chicago taught him that health and well-being are profoundly affected by the condition of the communities, schools and environment in which people live. Those lessons inform the efforts he has led to re-envision and redesign Kresge’s approach to health grantmaking.
Rachel Post, Central City Concern
Rachel joined Central City Concern in 2001 as a project director, and has also served as director of supportive housing and employment. Her other experience includes work at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless as director of substance treatment services and community outreach, and assistant director of Portland State University’s Center for the Study of Mental Health Policy & Services. Rachel graduated with an MSSW in clinical/medical social work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a licensed clinical social worker.
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