CSH Social Innovation Fund
Funding Solutions in Supportive Housing and Health Care
CSH is leading a five-year national initiative to create innovative solutions at the intersection of supportive housing and healthcare. Our goal is to address the growing U.S. problem of rising health care costs by demonstrating a supportive housing solution that pulls people with the most complex issues out of the revolving door of costly crisis health services.
Backed by a prestigious federal Social Innovation Fund award from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the initiative will result in a model of supportive housing linked to health services that saves public dollars and improves the lives of very vulnerable men and women.
CSH has selected four teams of organizations who will use supportive housing integrated with care management, and primary and behavioral health to improve health outcomes while reducing public costs among individuals with complex health needs.
- Catholic Social Services of Washentaw County - Ann Arbor, MI
- Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition - Connecticut (statewide)
- The Economic Roundtable - Los Angeles County, CA
- Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation - San Francisco, CA
CSH will match CNCS's Social Innovation Fund investment at least 1:1 and has support from The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Melville Charitable Trust, Fannie Mae, UniHealth Foundation and The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation. CSH subgrantees are also required to match their funds, resulting in an investment almost triple that of CNCS’s original award. CSH is seeking additional partners in philanthropy to join or national initiative. If you are interested, please contact Nancy McGraw.
CSH will provide one-on-one technical assistance to each subgrantee around:
- Strengthening local partnerships
- Aligning housing, care management, and health services
- Client identification and recruitment
- Raising matching funds
- Engaging with policy makers
CSH has also selected a team of researchers at New York University to conduct a rigorous evaluation which will compare and assess each subgrantee, measuring success in integration of housing, care management and primary/behavioral health care including:
- Housing stability
- Health outcomes
- Reduced use of crisis health services
- Access and utilization of primary health services and preventive care
- Public costs (Medicaid expenditures)
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