Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 3:00pm ET | 2:00pm CT | 1:00pm MT | 12:00pm PT
During COVID, we have seen how important housing is to allow people to safely social distance from others and practice safe hygiene activities, such as handwashing, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Given that an analysis on unemployment projects a 40-45% increase in homelessness, it will take coordinated, collaborative efforts to prevent people from becoming homeless, to support the healthcare needs of people currently experiencing homelessness, and to move people experiencing homelessness into safe, stable housing.
This webinar is the first in our Health and Homelessness webinar series. With an increased focus on the intersection of health and homelessness/housing, more and more funders are interested in learning about what strategies are being implemented, what policies are providing funds to state and local governments, and what populations are most vulnerable.
- Provide an overview of Medical Respite and how it is evolving as a strategy to serve unhoused individuals.
- Describe the policy and practice landscape.
- provide perspectives from payors and those with lived experience about why it is a critical part of the housing continuum.
- Julia Dobbins, Director of Medical Respite Care, National Health Care for the Homeless Council
- Andy McMahon, Vice President of Policy Health & Human Services, UnitedHealthcare
- Beth Graham, Executive Director, Joseph's Home
Registration for this webinar is now closed. If you have any questions, plesae contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs.
Please note that participation in this webinar is limited to foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about your eligibility to participate or have not received your Zoom link, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs.