Pathways to Cross-Sector Partnerships to Address SDOH, Part 1
Presented by: Cooperation for Supportive Housing (CSH) and National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Food security and having access to safe, affordable housing are two of the most basic and yet powerful SDOH. As more and more health centers begin to screen for specific SDOH which includes housing and food security, health centers need to be equipped to triage and connect patients to appropriate partners in their local community. This webinar will highlight health centers who have developed strong relationships with local community based organizations (CBOs) to address the lack of stable housing and food for their patients; including patients with diabetes. The presenters will share examples of health centers who have built cross -sector partnerships with supportive housing providers, hospitals, and/or managed care organizations, food pantries, and soup kitchens to meet the medical and social needs of their more complex patients.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Explain how supportive housing providers can connect individuals to health centers for clinical services.
- Define food security.
- Identify promising practices for building cross-sector partnerships, to address the housing and nutritional needs of vulnerable populations, which includes patients with diabetes.
- Describe how the lack of access to safe housing and proper nutrition impacts the quality of care provided and chronic disease management.