New Initiative Targets Homeless Patients Who Frequently Seek High-Cost Emergency Care
The Whole Person Care program aims to bring hospitals, behavioral health centers, housing programs and others together to coordinate services for homeless people so they don't end up on the streets, disoriented and confused.
Homeless People Cycle Between Hospitals And Streets. Is Whole Person Care The Answer?
It is a cycle that repeats itself regularly among Sacramento's homeless men and women, and one that the community's pilot Whole Person Care program intends to address. The $64 million program, which officially launched this month, targets homeless people who are frequent users of costly emergency medical services. (Hubert, 5/11)
The Wall Street Journal:
Los Angeles Mayor’s Political Future Tied To Plan To Solve City’s Homeless Crisis
Since taking office five years ago, Mayor Eric Garcetti has marketed this city as a model of how an American metropolis can dream big: wooing the 2028 Olympics, courting high-tech companies and pushing for a “subway to the sea.” But last month, the mayor tied his political future to a goal that has long vexed policy makers here: housing the city’s homeless, which he publicly declared his “No. 1 issue.” Homelessness has exploded during his tenure, leaving Los Angeles with a fast growing population of people living in cars, parks and on the streets. (Malas and Lazo, 5/13)