Housing First is an effective, cost-efficient, evidence-based best practice that demonstrates improved health outcomes and care utilization for people experiencing homelessness, including people with HIV (PWH). Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative is a unique opportunity for HRSA-funded Jurisdictions to support the uptake and implementation of the Housing First model in their communities to prevent new HIV diagnoses and engage people with HIV who are outside the current system of care. Webinar attendees will learn about the Housing First model and hear from colleagues on how they incorporated this approach.
By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Describe a Housing First approach
- Articulate the evidence base for Housing First as a best practice
- List three ways a Housing First approach could be promoted by an EHE Jurisdiction
Purpose of the Webinar (0:00)
Introduction of Speakers, Agenda, & Learning Objectives (1:34)
The Importance of Housing for People with HIV? (2:59)
Ginny Shubert, Co-Founder and Senior Advisor of Policy and Research for Housing Works, discusses the importance of housing for people with HIV.
An Introduction to Housing First (10:22)
Housing first approach and its five core principles are explained.
Housing First Scenarios (21:17)
Fictional housing programs are presented and identified as a Housing First model or NOT a Housing First model.
Making a Housing First Approach Actionable (26:42)
Case examples from Cohort 1 participants of the Housing as Healthcare Learning Community.