The Preventive Effect of Housing First on Health Care Utilization and Costs Among Chronically Homeless Individuals

Monday, December 28, 2020
Kevin Brennan
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Kathryn Buggs
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Pete Zuckerman
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Singumbe Muyeba
University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Alexis Henry, ScD, OTR/L
Commonwealth Medicine
John Gettens, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Parag Kunte, MPH
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Providing at-risk populations with access to permanent housing also improves their access to medical and mental health services while reducing overall health care costs. That is among the key findings in this report by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts, prepared in part by Research & Evaluation experts at Commonwealth Medicine.