New NOFOs, new resources, and new studies: There’s been a lot of new developments for continuums of care (CoC) over at HUD, and we’re here to show you the highlights […]
Do predictive analytics and AI have something to offer social service organizations? In this blog, we explore current and future implementations of AI and machine learning in social service delivery. […]
What's the difference between sheltered and unsheltered homelessness? What is the most common form of homelessness? Is couch surfing considered homelessness? Each of these questions and more are critical in understanding what we mean when we say a person is "experiencing homelessness".
Can homeless services utilize health data? The answer is yes—but only if they follow strict rules put forth by HUD and HIPAA for HMIS. Check out what these rules entail and what benefits come from following them.
When summer comes, so do rising temperatures and blistering heat. For people experiencing homelessness, this change can be dangerous—even deadly. How can homeless services best prepare for the coming summer?
As winter temperatures drop, those experiencing homelessness are in need now more than ever for help from our communities.
Knowing the state of mental health among unhoused individuals is the first step in better advocating for change. Consider how mental health plays a role in issues surrounding homelessness, and how your organization can begin to work towards eradicating adverse mental health in your communities.
HMIS is a buzzword in the realm of homelessness agencies. But what does it exactly mean? And why is it important? In this blog post, we explore the specifics of HMIS and how a powerful case management solution can improve data, analysis, and services provided.
Have you been screened for mental health? Despite its growing prevalence, mental and behavioral health are not often screened by healthcare providers. However, implementing these screenings into health and human service organizations can have profoundly positive effects for individuals and families.
In an earlier blog from 2019, we outlined HMIS Data Standards and how they were changing. Now the changes have been made and it is time to reflect.
Campus closures due to COVID-19 result in food insecurity and homelessness for American college students. HMIS programs can aid colleges and community programs in coordinating aid for students in need.
Homelessness is a problem that affects thousands of American men, women, and children. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2018 Annual Point-In-Time Count found that on any given […]
Health and housing are inextricably linked. In fact, according to Dr. Derek Robinson, chief medical officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, the average life expectancy of America’s […]
Homelessness is a complex social challenge. Of all the affected populations – veterans, families, or the cognitively impaired – youth homelessness is among the most far-reaching and expensive. “Family and […]
With the ER the most expensive point-of-entry into the healthcare system, hospitals are pursuing a better way to manage chronically ill and homeless patients. From Baltimore to Denver to Sacramento, […]
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