Pictured above (left to right): Joe Finn, President & Executive Director, MHSA; David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health; Gregory Dorn, MD, MPH, President of Hearst Health; Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health.
MHSA is thrilled to be chosen as the winner of the 2018 Hearst Health Prize for Excellence in Population Health for our Home & Healthy for Good (HHG) program!
The announcement was made on March 20, 2018 in Philadelphia at the 18th annual Population Health Colloquium. The Hearst Health Prize, in partnership with Jefferson College of Population Health, is given in recognition of an individual's or organization's outstanding achievement in managing or improving health in the U.S. The award was presented by Gregory Dorn, MD, MPH, president of Hearst Health, and David B. Nash, MD, MBA, dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health.
"All of us at the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance see this award as validating the growing belief that a truly integrated healthcare system must include appropriate, supportive, safe and affordable housing," said Joe Finn, MHSA's President & Executive Director.
Read the announcement from Hearst here and the announcement from Jefferson College of Population Health here. MHSA would also like to congratulate the other two finalists, All Children Thrive (ACT) Learning Network and Nurse-Family Partnership.
HHG is a permanent supportive housing program addressing chronic homelessness and overutilization of acute and emergency care by removing barriers to housing. Individuals are provided with their own home where they can address personal challenges, find employment, and achieve other health and life goals. Learn more about HHG here.