CSH to Provide Training and Assistance to Health Centers Serving High Utilizers

csh1CSH will offer webinars beginning next month to introduce a new program to provide training and technical assistance to medical centers and other agencies that serve frequent users of the healthcare system.

CSH is partnering with the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, National Association of Community Health Clinics and others on this project.

CSH is currently involved with several supportive housing pilot programs. These programs target the frequent-user population by placing individuals in supportive housing, which has been shown to reduce healthcare costs. Frequent users are categorized by their extreme utilization of emergency, crisis and urgent care centers and often lack stable housing.

To make this all possible, CSH received its first National Cooperative Agreement grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) this summer.

The grant will provide three years of funding to enhance and extend CSH’s relationships with community health centers including Federally Qualified Health Clinics. CSH will provide training and technical assistance that focuses on increasing coordination and collaboration among managed care, behavioral health providers, Medicaid offices and supportive housing to improve care for these frequent users.

Throughout the grant period, CSH will also provide a variety webinars. To register for the first introductory CSH webinar training on November 13, click here.