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City collaborates to improve health care in projects

Monday, October 1, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

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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