4.5 Designing and Piloting Wellness Programs in Permanent Supportive Housing


Conference Presentation | July 26, 2012

Files: CSH Social Innovation Fund: Housing and Health Solutions for High Utilizers of Crisis Health Services by Jacquelyn Anderson (PDF | 423 KB | 15 slides) Urban Health and Home Initiative: Incorporating Wellness and Recovery into Integrated Primary and Behavioral Healthcare Programs by Taiisa Kelly (PDF | 186 KB | 12 slides)

With changes in health care delivery, providers that serve chronically homeless people are investing in ways to prevent health care problems from occurring or getting worse. One example is wellness programs offered in supportive housing. Along with piloting innovations, there is interest in understanding how such efforts can increase housing stability and contain costs. This session explores how to design wellness programs so that outcomes and best practices can be shared effectively with community partners, funders, and policymakers.

The powerpoint presentations for this workshop are available for download above.


  • Jacquelyn Anderson, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Oakland, CA (Moderator)
  • Taiisa Kelly, Monarch Housing Associates, Cranford, NJ
  • Kelly Sweeney McShane, Community of Hope, Washington, DC