June 27, 2013

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council (HCH) has released a new “Quick Guide on Establishing and Strengthening Collaborations with VA Medical Centers.” The purpose of this quick guide is to assist health care for the homeless grantees with their efforts to establish and strengthen collaborations with local Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs). Many HCH grantees are already collaborating with VAMCs to coordinate care for veterans and use the wealth of services, benefits, and expertise available from VAMCs, but there is room for improvement in these partnerships. This quick guide discusses the federal goal to end veteran homelessness and how HCH grantees can contribute to this cause. There are sections on federal priorities for collaboration that involve community partners, the current state of HCH-VA partnerships, and promising practices for HCH-VA collaborations that are currently being used by some HCH grantees.

To access the quick guide, click here.