By examining the linkage between AltaMed Health Services’ Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) data, this research identifies an important gap in those flagged for risk of homelessness by a medical provider and those connected to the Los Angeles County continuum of care. This gap suggests a missing link between healthcare and homelessness services. Future work should focus on greater connection among healthcare and homeless services, including how these systems can work together to identify housing needs and ensure linkage to local resources.
Examining the Role of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Homeless Services Connection
Homelessness Policy Research Institute