CSPECH Proven as Effective Response to Homelessness and Its High Health Care Costs

MetroWest Daily News has published “Shelto: The role of housing in our health,” an article by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation President Audrey Shelto. The article demonstrates that the Community Support Program for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness (CSPECH), an innovation of MHSA and the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, has been proven as an…

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“An innovative, practical solution for preserving the health and well-being of the homeless”

Today, The Boston Globe published “An innovative, practical solution for preserving the health and well-being of the homeless,” an op-ed by Lyndia Downie of MHSA member agency Pine Street Inn, Secretary Marylou Sudders of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and Audrey Shelto of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts Foundation. The article…

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation Highlights Cost Reductions Associated With CSPECH

The Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI), a program of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, is releasing a new report authored by Thomas Byrne and George Smart that presents the results of a study analyzing the impact of the Community Support Program for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness (CSPECH) on the utilization and cost of…

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Guiding the Nation in Ending Youth Homelessness: A Message from Kitty Zen

I’m a founding and executive member of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness (NYFH). We are a group formed exclusively of young people to help guide the nation in promoting innovative and youth-led solutions to address youth homelessness. NYFH works together with local communities and advises on a nationwide level, including collaboration with the U.S. Department…

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Home for Good: Solutions Start Here (#HFG17)

Pictured above: Joe Finn (right) presents the Bob Ray Partnership Award to Jay Cashman (left). Photo credit: Person + Killian Photography.  On May 18, MHSA supporters gathered at the Hyatt Regency Boston to celebrate MHSA’s 14th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, Home for Good: Solutions Start Here. At the event, MHSA honored Jay Cashman of Jay Cashman, Inc. for his outstanding contributions to ending…

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