Optimizing Care for Residents of Public Housing

Dec 07, 2018  02:00 PM  EST

Since 2014, all health centers must report whether or not they are located in or are accessible to public housing on the UDS report (table 4, line 26). This requirement necessitates an assessment of a health center’s accessibility to public housing, but it also prompts health center staff to consider the ways in which patients who are residents of public housing are engaged and access care both within and outside of the clinic walls.

NNCC has administered three learning collaboratives with cohorts of health center participants (and other community partners) to identify opportunities to enhance services for residents of public housing.


 Health Centers 
 Patients Impacted 


 I sent out a 45-day follow-up survey to all the registrants, and so far 100% said that they were able to apply information presented in the collaborative into their organization!
Joseph Grice
Joseph GriceDirector of Training and Technical Assistance - Mississippi Primary Care Association

The [learning collaborative], supported by the NNCC, provided a wealth of information and best practice guidance. I appreciated the expert knowledge and the opportunity to collaborate with other participants in our efforts to provide health care services to the vulnerable and underserved public housing residents. I would highly encourage others to consider engaging in the NNCC education and training resources!

Mari TuckerPartnership Liaison - Washburn University


Cohort 1: Mississippi Health Centers - 2017-2018

  • Aaron E Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc.
  • Central MS Health Services, Inc.
  • Claiborne County Family Health Center
  • East Central Mississippi Health Care, Inc.
  • G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center
  • Greater Meridian Health Clinic, Inc.
  • Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center
  • Mallory Community Health Center
  • Northeast Mississippi Health Care, Inc.
  • Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc.

 Cohort 2: Florida Health Centers - 2017-2018

  • Tampa Family Health Centers
  • Rural Health Care, Inc. d/b/a Azalea Health
  • Osceola Community Healthcare Services
  • Neighborhood Medical Center
  • Central Florida Health Care
  • Suncoast Community Health Centers, Inc.
  • Central Florida Health Care
  • Agape CHC, Inc.
  • True Health (Central Florida Family Health Center, Inc.)

 Cohort 3: Geographically diverse health centers and providers - 2018

  • Lincoln Community Health Center, Durham, NC
  • LaSalle Neighborhood Nursing Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Pine Ridge Family Health Center, Kansas
  • Sagamore Health Center, Portland, Maine
  • Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, New York, NY
  • Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services, Inc., Cleveland, OH
  • Campus Health Center, Detroit, Michigan
  • Marco A. Garcia Health Center, Elmhurst, NY
  • Uvalde Memorial Hospital, Uvalde, TX
  • Worcester State University, Massachusetts
  • Burrell Behavioral Health, Missouri

 Click here to see our Upcoming Learning Collaboratives