Addressing the Challenge of Homeless Patient Discharges Symposium

On November 5, 2018, at the California Endowment, LA City Attorney Mike Feuer, LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and the Hospital Association of Southern California convened health care providers, social service agencies and other community experts at a symposium - "Addressing the Challenge of Homeless Patient Discharges" - which discussed the challenges of homeless patient discharges and identified collaborative solutions to ensure that safe and supportive discharge from medical care is available to all Los Angeles residents, whether housed or homeless. The final report from this symposium can be read or downloaded here. (Link to PDF)

"Every patient, whether housed or homeless, deserves the kind of discharge that we’d want for our loved ones. The tremendous turnout for today's symposium is a very encouraging sign that, working together, we will achieve this goal."

- Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney

"My hope is that we develop a clearer understanding of how we can better care for people who are homeless as they rely on us for assistance during a medical hardship."

- Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles County District Attorney

"Homelessness is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Effectively caring for these most vulnerable individuals requires unprecedented collaboration. We are optimistic about the opportunity this symposium provides to increase needed resources and understanding."

- George W. Green, President and CEO - Hospital Association of Southern California

Symposium Handouts and Information

Agenda (link to PDF)

Keynote Speaker: Joshua Bamberger

M.D., MPH, Associate Clinical Professor,
Family and Community Medicine at UCSF, and
Director of Health and Housing Initiatives, 

Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California

Handouts from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)

Handouts from Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Handouts from WISE & Healthy Aging (website)

Final Report: Addressing the Challenge of Homeless Patient Discharges