CHCS, CHCF to Launch Health Care and Homelessness Learning Community

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) and the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) are launching the California Health Care and Homelessness Learning Community to bring together stakeholders throughout the state to: 1) learn from peers and experts around the nation about innovative approaches to improve health care for people experiencing homelessness; 2) explore key policy opportunities and levers for doing so; and 3) identify high-priority areas for California policymakers and philanthropy to focus on in the coming years to meet the needs of this population.

The learning community will consist of up to 10 competitively selected sites and will run from October 2020 to September 2021. Entities that are eligible to apply include:

  • Organizations providing health services to people experiencing homelessness (e.g., provider organizations, community-based organizations, health care systems, county agencies, etc.); and
  • Organizations that financially or programmatically support this work (e.g., managed care plans, association or membership groups, etc.)

CHCS recently issued a request for applications (RFA) with a due date of September 25, 2020. Additional information on the learning community and application process is available here.