Skip to main content

A Modern Healthcare panel moderated by CCA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert MacArthur discussed the deepening housing shortage across the U.S. and its negative impact on the well-being of those affected.

CCA Community Health Services Director Korvachei Hernandez, who spoke on the panel, noted that housing insecurity is a major driver of health outcomes for a variety of reasons, including reduced access to care and medication and added stress for the individual. As the number of housing-insecure patients in the healthcare system grows, it is important to develop innovative support strategies, he said.

“Behind every housing-insecure patient, there is a story, and that story highlights the barriers that have left them in this position,” he said.

The session “Healthy at Home: Innovative Strategies for Managing Health in a Housing Crisis” was part of Modern Healthcare’s Social Determinants of Health Symposium.

Watch the video