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January 26-27, 2017, Washington, DC


Homelessness and Urban Sustainability: Implications of Changes to
the US Health System on a Vulnerable Population

New Meeting in Brief

Homelessness smallHomelessness and Urban Sustainability: Implications of Changes to the US Health System on a Vulnerable Population
The STS Program, in collaboration with the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and the National Academy of Medicine Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities, convened a session in November 2014, to explore issues related to the impact of the changing US health care system under ACA on the homeless population in urban areas. This meeting in brief synthesizes the discussions held during the event.
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Project Scope
Expert Workshop
Meeting in Brief
Committee Membership
Sponsors

Contact Information
Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS)
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
E-mail: Sustainability@nas.edu

Project Scope

On November 12, 2014, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) Program, in collaboration with the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and the National Academy of Medicine Roundtable on Health Equity and Health Disparities held a workshop focusing on the impact of the changing US health care system under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on homeless populations in urban areas. The goal of the workshop was to identify models of success as well as challenges in using the ACA as a tool to decrease homelessness, increase health care enrollment, and improve health outcomes and the lives of homeless individuals. Participants were asked to identify what specific actions relevant bodies can take address the problem of homelessness using the ACA. The meeting provided an opportunity to engage policy makers, health care professionals, philanthropic organizations, private sector entities, and academicians in a lively discussion of these complex issues.   
 

Expert Workshop

Homelessness and Urban Sustainability: Implications of Changes to the US Health System on a Vulnerable Population
A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Workshop in Collaboration with the National Alliance to End Homelessness,  
the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the National Academy of Medicine Roundtable on Health Equity and Health Disparities  

Keck Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
500 Fifth Street NW, Room 100
Washington, DC
November 12, 2014

Agenda and Presentations

9:00 AM          Welcome and Goals of the Workshop 
                         Nan Roman, National Alliance to End Homelessness/John Lozier, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, 
                         Planning Committee Co-Chairs

9:15 AM          Keynote Remarks 
                         Richard Frank, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services           

The following panel discussions focused on describing models of successes, including what has worked and what obstacles have been identified.  For each panel, speakers were asked, what do you hope the relevant bodies will do to achieve these goals? 
 
9:45 AM          Panel I: What are the necessary and appropriate services needed to impact various homeless populations?
                         Moderator: Jennifer Ho, Senior Advisor on Housing and Services, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
·         Mitch Katz, Director, LA County Department of Health Services
 
10:30 AM        Q&A and Discussion
 
11:00 AM        BREAK
 
11:15 AM        Panel II:  How will the assistance needed by homeless people be financed?
                         Moderator: Richard Cho, Senior Policy Director, US Interagency Council on Homelessness
·         Carol Wilkins, Consultant
 
12:00 PM        Q&A and Discussion
 
12:30 PM        LUNCH
 
1:30 PM          Panel III:  What are the special considerations for various types of providers (permanent housing providers, hospitals, etc.)? 
                         Moderator: Peggy Bailey, Senior Policy Advisor, Corporation for Supportive Housing
·         John Parvensky, President/CEO Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
 
2:15 PM          Q&A and Discussion
 
2:45 PM          BREAK
 
3:00 PM          The Way Forward  
                         Moderator:  Barbara DiPietro, Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council
 
4:30 PM          Concluding Remarks 
                         Nan Roman/John Lozier, Planning Committee Co-Chairs

5:00 PM          ADJOURN


Disclaimer: This website contains unedited verbatim presentations made by workshop participants and is not an official report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Opinions and statements included in this material are solely those of the individual authors. They have not been verified as accurate, nor do they necessarily represent the views of other workshop participants, the planning committee, or the Academies.
 

Meeting in brief

Homelessness smallHomelessness and Urban Sustainability: Implications of Changes to the US Health System on a Vulnerable Population
The STS Program, in collaboration with the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and the National Academy of Medicine Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities, convened a session on November 12, 2014, to explore issues related to the impact of the changing US health care system under ACA on the homeless population in urban areas. This meeting in brief synthesizes the discussions held during the event.


Committee Membership information

  • Nan Roman (Co-chair)
    President and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness
  • John Lozier (Co-chair)
    Executive Director, National Health Care for the Homeless Council
  • Jennifer Ho
    Senior Advisor to the Secretary , U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Mitchell Katz
    Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
NRC Staff 

  • Jennifer Saunders, Senior Program Officer, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program
  • Karen Anderson, Senior Program Officer, National Academy of Medicine
  • Emi Kameyama, Program Associate, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program

     

Sponsors

This workshop is supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the George and Cynthia Mitchell Endowment for Sustainability Science.