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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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City collaborates to improve health care in projects
Austin has been selected as one of five metro areas across the U.S. to participate in a one-year program to improve health care outcomes for at-risk residents in community housing projects. The program is a collaboration between CSH (formerly the Corporation for Supportive Housing), the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, and UnitedHealthCare Community & State, and is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Medicaid recipients living in assisted housing in the five communities – Columbus and Akron, Ohio; Houston; and Seattle/King County, Washington – will participate in a planning process to align health and housing resources to improve care, address disparities in health, reduce costs and create an ongoing policy road map. At the end of the one-year period each community will receive an implementation and evaluation plan to reduce public health care costs long term.
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