HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance (SNAPs) and Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH), in collaboration with the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are joining forces for a federal partners' panel discussion on the important connection between homeless assistance and health care. SNAPS, USICH and HHS will present and discuss a range of opportunities to partner at the community level in our collective effort to address the complex needs of people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.
Jennifer Ho, representing HUD's Office of the Secretary, will moderate an esteemed panel of presenters who will talk about why this connection between homeless assistance and healthcare is so critical. They also will explore concrete steps that you can take to strengthen this connection including how to access currently available resources. Panelists include:
- Ann Marie Oliva, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs, HUD
- Richard Cho, Senior Policy Director, USICH
- Seiji Hayashi, HHS, Chief Medical Officer, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
- Jayme Marshall, HHS, Branch Chief, Homeless Programs Branch, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Donna Cohen Ross, HHS, Director of Enrollment Initiatives, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMS)
- Emily Rosenoff, HHS, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, (ASPE)
This panel discussion will kick-off a series of webinars that will be available to CoC, ESG, and HOPWA grantees and project sponsors in the coming months as part of the H² technical assistance initiative. This initiative is part of SNAPs and OHH's effort to support grantees and project sponsors with accessing mainstream resources on behalf of the people entrusted in your care and facilitating effective utilization of healthcare services in particular.
To view the panel discussion, go to the HUD.gov Webcast Schedule page on the scheduled date and time.