California has an estimated 134,000 homeless individuals — more than any other state in the nation. Hospitals are on the front lines of this crisis, employing comprehensive strategies to address homeless patients’ complex needs and safely discharge them. CHA has created a number of videos to showcase hospitals engaged in this work.
In addition, CHA has developed in-depth resources to help member hospitals comply with a law passed in 2018 — SB 1152 — that imposed new requirements on how hospitals manage and discharge homeless patients who present in the emergency department. See link at the right to download CHA’s guidebook.