100&Change: 2020

UTHealth Science Center at Houston

Stand Up to Homelessness: A Person-Centered Coordinated Care Solution

Scaling a sustainable person-centered homeless healthcare delivery solution proven to reduce service fragmentation, save money, and improve the health and lives of this vulnerable population

Submitted: August 2019
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Two-page overview of proposal
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100&Change: 2020
Subject
Economic mobility
Current Work Location(s):
  • Texas, United States
  • Washington, United States
  • Maryland, United States
  • Louisiana, United States
  • Texas, United States
  • Washington, United States
  • Maryland, United States
  • Louisiana, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • Homeless people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 3. Good health and well-being
  • 10. Reduced inequalities

Executive Summary:

Homelessness comes at extreme individual and societal costs—many individuals experiencing homelessness suffer from debilitating conditions, while communities struggle to create integrated systems that address their complex needs, leading to the misallocated use of costly services. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), National Health Care for the Homeless Council, The Salvation Army, and US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center on Homelessness among Veterans will partner to scale the VA’s evidence-based coordinated care solution for veterans experiencing homelessness (Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams [H-PACT]) to all individuals experiencing homelessness across seven US cities (~25,000 individuals). We will integrate services into a one-stop-shop tailored by the local community to simultaneously address needs of this vulnerable population (e.g., healthcare) while transcending enumerable barriers. Our solution will improve the health and housing of individuals experiencing homelessness, reducing the financial and humanitarian burden of homelessness on communities in the US.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

UTHealth Science Center at Houston

website: http://www.uth.edu
Organization Headquarters
Harris County, Texas, United States
Organization ID
74-1761309
Annual Operating Budget
$500 Million to $1 Billion
Number of Full-time Employees
> 1,000
Type
Non-profit

Charity, fund, non-governmental organization, religious institution, school, or other entity