National Quality Strategy Priorities in Action Features Colorado Organization’s Work To Provide Health Care to Homeless
The latest edition of the National Quality Strategy’s Priorities in Action features the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. The coalition has been working to integrate health care and housing services for people who are homeless, based on the principle that safe housing is required to effectively manage the related mental illnesses, substance-abuse disorders and multiple chronic medical conditions of individuals who are homeless. As a result of its work, the health status of people served by the coalition improved and $31,545 on average per participant was saved over two years. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless promotes the National Quality Strategy priorities of person- and family-centered care, effective communication and care coordination and makes quality care more affordable by using the National Quality Strategy lever of Innovation and Diffusion.