Where people live matters for their health.
This fall, the Primary Care Coalition (PCC) will explore the different ways safe and stable housing affect health outcomes. Join us to learn about existing interventions at the intersection of health and housing and discuss big ideas for integrated solutions.
October 15th, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Silver Spring Civic Building,
1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
We will discuss the policy and funding environments needed to support strategic, actionable links between housing and health systems.
NIH Federal Credit Union
NASW Maryland Chapter
The Primary Care Coalition (PCC) envisions a vibrant community that supports all people in leading healthy lives. Our mission is to build partnerships, strengthen systems, and lead collaborative programs that improve the health of vulnerable people and families.
About This Registration
8:45am - Breakfast and Registration
9:30am - Opening Remarks
Leslie Graham, President and CEO, Primary Care Coalition
Aseem Nigam, Director, Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs
10:00am - Panel Discussion: Sustaining Health-Housing Collaborations - Economic and Policy Considerations
Peggy Bailey, Center for Budget Policy and Priorities, Director of Health Integration
Peggy is the Center’s Director of Health Integration and oversees our Connecting the Dots: Bridging Systems for Better Health project. This project identifies opportunities to improve health care policy to better link with housing programs, serve those involved in the criminal justice system, improve quality and access to behavioral health services, and incorporate human services needed by vulnerable populations.
Colleen Velez, Associate Director, Federal TA at Corporation for Supportive Housing. She supports CSH's efforts to engage and integrate supportive housing as a solution to health care system reform, nationally and in local communities. She also supports efforts to increase supportive housing capacity via partnerships with health systems, including Medicaid state agencies, managed care organizations and federal, state and local leaders.
Brian Rahmer, VP of Health and Housing, Enterprise Community Partners
Brian has focused his career on impacting the social determinants of health and the
socio-political forces that shape health outcomes. He has engaged
partners across a diverse array of communities to better understand and
respond to health inequalities while placing an advocacy emphasis on
civic engagement for healthy public policy. Brian leads Enterprise’s health and housing initiatives, bringing
together the fields of public health, health care, and affordable
housing for the creation and promotion of healthy communities
10:45 - In Practice Conversation: Health, Housing, and the Montgomery County General Plan
Amy Lindsey, Montgomery County Planning Department
Amy is a Planner at the Montgomery County Planning
Department and is the Planning
Department’s representative to the Healthy Montgomery steering committee
and the chair of Health In All Policies (HiAP) Workgroup.
Jennifer Rodriguez Pippins, Primary Care Physician
Jennifer is an Internal Medicine physician who volunteers once a week at Mobile Medical Care, Inc. where she serves low-income uninsured and underinsured patients. She is also a member of the Primary Care Coaliton's Board of Directors.
11:10am - Discussion Groups
Participants will gain knowledge from these sessions to help the health care delivery sector and housing stability /affordability sector identify opportunities to develop collaborative programs that address these critical connections. In small groups participants will discuss these themes in the context of the Montgomery County General Plan.
2 social work CEUs available - Co-Sponsored by National Association of Social Work, Maryland Chapter