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The Population Health Colloquium in Philadelphia recently named the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance as the winner of the $100,000 2018 Hearst Health Prize. The award is designed to recognize outstanding performance in managing and improving health in the United States.

Specifically, the organization’s Home and Healthy for Good program was recognized for its permanent supportive housing program for those experiencing chronic homelessness. Through the program, individuals are able to live independently, as well as maintain sobriety, become healthier, and seek job opportunities. Additionally, they are able to receive services such as medical and mental health care, addiction disorder treatment, case management, and vocational and life skills training. The two other finalists for the prize included Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Nurse-Family Partnership.

The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) is a non-profit public policy advocacy organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Massachusetts. The organization’s Home and Healthy for Good program helps provide homeless individuals with housing, skills training, and employment opportunities.

This was reported by Healthcare Informatics on March 20, 2018.

Contact Information: Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance, 7 Bulfinch Place, Suite 201, Boston, Massachusetts 02114; (617) 367-6447; Website: www.mhsa.net


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