Reminder: Coordination between Hospitals and CoC Homeless Assistance Providers Results in Improved Residential Stability - November 10 - 1 PM EDT

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Reminder: A Hear from Your Peers Webinar - Effective Coordination between Hospitals and CoC Homeless Assistance Providers Results in Improved Residential Stability and Reduced Costs - November 10, 2015 - 1 PM EDT

This webinar will explore how three hospital systems – state, county and private nonprofit – have streamlined their internal operations, coordinated with homeless Continuums of Care and effectively leveraged both internal and external resources to reduce overuse of hospital emergency departments and frequent readmissions, while improving discharge outcomes and expanding access for homeless and at-risk patients to permanent housing and other needed community-based resources and services.
Panelists include:
  • 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

Who Should Attend?

This webinar primarily targets agencies administering HUD-funded CoC and HOPWA housing and supportive services. It will be particularly relevant to administrators and program planners responsible for developing agency-specific protocols and those who participate in community-level systems planning and development.
  • This webinar is also open to the following U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grantees due to their key role in collaborating with HUD’s grantees to address the healthcare needs of people experiencing homelessness:
  • Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White and Health Center grantees;
  • Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grantees;
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Targeted Homeless and HIV Programs grantees.  
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.

Participation Instructions:

The webinar is limited to 1,000 participants.
Webinar Link:

Event password: H2Webinar

Teleconference information:
Call-in toll-free number: 1-877-223-6370 (US)
Conference Code: 718 687 7411
If you are unable to participate in the webinar you can still view it at a later time. The webinar will be recorded and available for future viewing on the HUD Exchange Training and Events page. Materials referenced by the presenters will also be available through the HUD Exchange.
If you have any registration questions, please contact Donald Chamberlain at (206) 409-8588 or
This webinar is part of a series of webinars being developed through HUD's Healthcare and Housing (H²) TA initiative. Sign up for the HUD Exchange Mailing List to learn about future webinars.