Homeless Health Initiative
RHD’s Homeless Health Initiative is a collaboration between three of RHD’s programs providing emergency shelter: CHOC, Woodstock Family Center, and Fernwood. The goal is to help individuals at these shelters establish relationships with community-based healthcare services and guide access to the benefits of their health plans, such as vision and dental care. Through this Initiative, they aim to address the social, physical, and behavioral health issues that typically lead to poor health outcomes for this vulnerable population. The Homeless Health Initiative is funded by Keystone First, and it involves close collaboration and information sharing regarding a participant’s medical needs.