Homelessness and Health Data Sharing: Why and How Communities Are Sharing Data to Improve Outcomes for People Experiencing Homelessness

In light of growing recognition of the correlation between homelessness and high utilization of emergency services, communities are beginning to share and match data between housing and health care agencies. This effort aims to better identify and provide directed care, particularly long-term housing, for individuals cycling through these health and justice systems. This document, published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, details how to begin the data-sharing process between housing and healthcare databases to better serve the needs of highly vulnerable peoples in their communities. Access the full toolkit here.