Opening Medicaid Doors: State Strategies to Support Homeless Assistance for Vulnerable Populations


Conference Presentation | July 25, 2012

Files: Supportive Housing Cuts Costs of Caring for the Chronically Homeless by Bridget M. Kuehn (PDF | 184 KB | 3 pages) Creating Opportunities for Health Homes: Effective Advocacy by Karen Batia (PDF | 1016 KB | 22 slides) The Future of Care Coordination in Medicaid by Ed Blackburn (PDF | 563 KB| 16 slides) More Opportunities, More Challenges: Medicaid and Supportive Housing in New York State by Ted Houghton (PDF | 2.91 MB | 15 slides) Partnering to End Homelessness in a Changing Health Care Environment by Pamela S. Hyde (PDF | 1.34 MB | 14 slides) The Future of Care Coordination in Medicaid by Kathy Moses (PDF | 356 KB | 12 slides) A Complex Case: Quality Care for Those in Need video link (DOC | 13 KB | 1 page)

Co-sponsored by the National Alliance to End Homelessness and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, this half-day session convenes program and policy experts to examine state policy strategies for aligning homeless assistance with innovations in Medicaid financing and delivery. The focus will be on chronic homelessness and vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness. Specific topics include collaborating with state Medicaid transformation efforts, setting up Medicaid health homes, and implications of federal housing and health policy. Conference attendees interested in engaging at the state level to integrate housing solutions and health care services to end chronic homelessness are encouraged to attend. RSVPs were requested, space is limited.

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


  • Karen Batia, Heartland Health Outreach, Chicago, IL
  • Ed Blackburn, Central City Concern, Portland, OR
  • Jennifer Ho, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, Washington, DC
  • Ted Houghton, Supportive Housing Network of New York, New York, NY
  • Pamela Hyde, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
  • Kathy Moses, Center for Health Care Strategies, Hamilton, NJ
  • John O’Brien, Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Baltimore, MD
  • Estelle Richman, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC
  • Matt Salo, National Association of Medicaid Directors, Washington, D.C.
  • Robin Wagner, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Baton Rouge, LA