Interdisciplinary Models of Care

Integrated, interdisciplinary care is essential to address the multiple and complex needs of displaced people. Navigating fragmented systems of care is often impossible for these individuals, particularly those who are ill. HCH providers understand that health care and other basic needs are interrelated, and strive to address each client’s needs holistically through the use of multidisciplinary clinical teams. Integration of primary care with the treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders is a hallmark of HCH practice, and efforts to secure housing, entitlements, and jobs are intrinsic to this approach.

Healing Hands Newsletters

The HCH Model of Care

  • Comprehensive Services to Meet Complex Needs – A brochure produced by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council that briefly describes the connection between homelessness and poor health, and explains how HCH projects are working to alleviate both of these conditions.
  • The Role of Medical Respite in a Patient-Centered Medical Home (2011) – An article by Brian Klauser, MD, former medical director of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s Boston Medical Center clinic and a Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network member,  written for the December quarterly Council News.

Integrated Care