Health & Human Services News Briefs

CSAC Webinar on New Homelessness Funding Announced for July 25

The California State Association of Counties will host a webinar on new opportunities for homelessness funding available to counties. Titled “New Homelessness Funding: Thinking it Through,” the webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 25 from 10:00 am – 10:45 am. It will focus on the recently enacted state budget funds available to local governments to combat homelessness.

The webinar will include representatives from local government and the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to answer questions about local government access to critical resources. Register for the webinar here.


Whole Person Care County Profiles Available Online

The California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH) has posted an innovative Whole Person Care (WPC) booklet with individual county profiles.

WPC is designed to target Medi-Cal patients with complex medical issues and frequent users of multiple health systems. These pilot projects coordinate physical health care, behavioral health care, and social services to improve the health and well-being of beneficiaries through an effective use of resources. Specific target populations of approved pilots include individuals recently released from institutions or incarceration, those with mental illness or substance use disorders, and those who are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Each county profile includes a description of WPC background information, the pilot’s target population, the participating organizations, the services that will be provided, how participants are enrolled, and how data will be shared. The link here has the profiles of the 22 out 25 approved WPC pilot projects.


No Place Like Home (NPLH) Webinars Posted

The California Department Housing and Community Development (HCD) has posted three new webinars to their NPLH webpage. The webinars are regarding Shared Housing Option and Alternative Process County designation forms. All counties interested in the shared housing option and those eligible for the Alternative Process under NPLH should review the webinars by clicking on the links below.

No Place Like Home, Alternative Process County Designation Requirements (YouTube) – 7/12/2018

No Place Like Home, Optional Shared Housing County Designation Requirements (YouTube) – 7/10/2018

No Place Like Home, Optional Shared Housing County Designation Requirements (YouTube) – 7/9/2018

Counties can visit HCD NPLH webpage at any time for the most up-to-date information.

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