VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans Releases H-PACT Program Report

VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans Releases H-PACT Program Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — The VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans has released a report on the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (H-PACT) model. H-PACT is a multi-disciplinary, population-based medical home model organized around the unique challenges homeless veterans face accessing and engaging in care. The H-PACT model addresses the multiple medical and social needs of these veterans in one setting by incorporating five core elements that distinguish it from traditional primary care models:

  1. Reducing barriers to receiving care
  2. Providing one-stop, wrap around services that are integrated and coordinated
  3. Engaging veterans in intensive case management that is coordinated with community agencies for continuous care;
  4. Providing high-quality, evidence-based and culturally sensitive care through on-going homeless care skill development for H-PACT staff;
  5. Being performance-based and accountable with real-time data and predictive analytic applications to assist teams in targeting those most in-need, provide on-going technical assistance and personalized feedback to the field and inform team performance.

The report provides valuable information on the history of the program, emerging peer-reviewed evidence base supporting this approach and the platform that H-PACTs have provided for several new projects and initiatives aimed at addressing the care needs of homeless and at-risk for homelessness veterans who face unique and often insurmountable challenges within our traditional care model.

Download the report here.

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The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a 13-member board of directors — is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.

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Phone: (202) 546-1969
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