by Andrew Kitchenman / NJ Spotlight
Healthcare in New Jersey’s cities increasingly relies on coordinating care across different medical and social-service providers, but that model breaks down when it comes to one of the most vulnerable groups: the homeless.
These residents fall through the cracks for a variety of reasons. When they’re on the street, they’re almost impossible to find. They move from place to place when they have somewhere to live. And in some cases they’re tossed out of housing or shelters because of inappropriate behavior.
What that means is that housing agencies and healthcare providers need to share information on an as-needed basis. It’s a goal that’s rarely realized.
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