New National Quality Strategy Priority in Action: Health Care for Homeless Veterans
A new Priority in Action is featured on the National Quality Strategy‘s (NQS) Web site. The Priorities in Action series features some of our Nation's most promising and transformative quality improvement programs, and describes their alignment to the Strategy’s six priorities.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams (H-PACT)provide a coordinated “medical home” specifically tailored to meet the needs of homeless veterans. Teams of doctors, nurses, and social workers work together to meet medical and mental health needs, and provide substance abuse support services for this population. Each H-PACT is tailored to meet the needs of the local community of homeless veterans it serves and incorporates social determinants of health into care delivery.
The H-PACT program promotes effective communication and care coordination, prevention and treatment of leading causes of morbidity and mortality, and making quality care more affordable through the NQS levers of Learning and Technical Assistance and Workforce Development.
If your program aligns with one or more of the six priorities, email NQStrategy@ahrq.hhs.gov with details.