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Advancing Housing, Health, and Social Care Partnerships Conference To Host Livestreaming Sessions

June 18, 2024

On June 26-27, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will host a conference for participants in the ACL-funded Housing and Services Partnership Accelerator. The Advancing Housing, Health, and Social Care Partnerships Conference will focus on supporting and strengthening partnerships that align health, housing, and social care programs, and accelerate local efforts to provide services and supports in a more streamlined process to assist individuals who are currently experiencing or at risk of homelessness, especially older adults and people with disabilities.

While the conference is closed to the public, several of the sessions will be livestreamed for public viewing. Virtual attendees will be in listen-only mode. Chat and Q&A will be disabled

You will need to register for each session individually to secure your spot. Please use the links associated with each of the sessions below to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on joining the webinar. The event will include real-time captioning and ASL interpreting. If you need additional accommodations to participate or have questions, please email

Learning from People with Lived Experience

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 | 8:30 AM ET

The opening plenary will feature a panel of individuals with lived experience with homelessness or housing instability. Each will bring a unique perspective on the challenges and successes they experienced while trying to find and secure adequate housing and the services they use to create housing stability. The panel will be co-moderated by Mary-Kate Wells, program director with the National Centers for Independent Living (NCIL), and a peer co-moderator.

Register for "Learning from People with Lived Experience"

Federal Opportunities Connecting Housing, Health, and Social Care Services and Supports

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 | 1:00 PM ET

This plenary will feature representatives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and ACL as they discuss the unprecedented opportunities for the connection of housing, health, and social care services and supports.

Register for "Federal Opportunities"

Keynote: Meeting the Complex Needs of Populations Experiencing or At-Risk of Homelessness

Thursday, June 27, 2024 | 8:30 AM ET

The morning plenary on day two will feature Margot Kushel, MD, professor of medicine at University of California San Francisco; division chief and director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations; and director of the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative. She is a practicing general internist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of homelessness, with the goal of preventing and ending homelessness and ameliorating the effects of homelessness on health. She is the principal investigator of the California State Study of People Experiencing Homelessness (CASPEH) and numerous National Institute on Aging-funded studies on homelessness in older adults.

Dr. Kushel will discuss the complex needs of various populations experiencing or at risk of homelessness, including specific challenges for older adults, persons with serious mental illness or substance use disorder, individuals with complex health needs, people living with a traumatic brain injury, and more.

Register for the keynote address

Strategies for Cross-Sector Data Exchanges

Thursday, June 27, 2024 | 1:15 PM ET

To work efficiently, housing, health, and social care partnerships need ways to share, match, and/or integrate data. This session will open with Alicia Woodsby, senior associate at Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc., outlining the core fundamentals that need to be created to operationalize a data goal. Following, a panel of speakers from Arizona, California, and Massachusetts will discuss their states’ goals for data integration and some of their innovations to improve data sharing capabilities, along with challenges and solutions. Kim Keaton, director of data and analytics at the Corporation for Supportive Housing, will facilitate the panel. 

Register for "Strategies for Cross-Sector Data Exchanges"

Launched in partnership between the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Housing and Urban Development, the Housing and Services Resource Center (HSRC) fosters cross-sector partnerships between the organizations and systems that provide housing resources and homelessness services, health care and mental health services, independent living services, and other supportive services. The HSRC is part of an interagency initiative to streamline and expand access to affordable, accessible housing and the critical services that make community living possible.

Last modified on 06/21/2024

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