Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) and Capital Link recenlty completed the second year of a learning collaborative for health centers interested in expanding their health services in collaboration with housing facilities. These facility collaborations are aimed at addressing gaps in a community’s housing and health infrastructure and provide opportunities to advance health centers’ engagement in social determinants of health.
The Capital Expansion for Health and Housing Partnerships Learning Collaborative will serve as a forum for a peer group of health centers to exchange expertise and solutions to challenges related to capital development expansion for housing and health providers. CSH and Capital Link will facilitate a series of webinars and virtual discussions from December 2018 to April 2019. This learning collaborative is sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and is offered at no cost to health centers.
This learning collaborative has two primary components:
Group Learning: Through a series of four virtual meetings/webinars, participants will learn the basics of partnership building, capital planning, financing, and project development. Sessions will be scheduled monthly, as outlined in the section below.
Individualized Planning Services: Each session will include exercises and planning templates that participants can adapt for their individual organization, partnerships, and projects. In addition, some individualized guidance from CSH and Capital Link will be available to help participating health centers understand aspects of project planning and financing.