FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2018
For more information, contact:
Meg Hoffman, 617-367-6447 x18
MASSACHUSETTS HOUSING & SHELTER ALLIANCE (MHSA) SELECTED AS A FINALIST FOR THE 2018 HEARST HEALTH PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN POPULATION HEALTH
MHSA’s Home & Healthy for Good (HHG) program removes barriers to housing and recognizes housing as a social determinant of health
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2018 Hearst Health Prize for Excellence in Population Health for MHSA’s Home & Healthy for Good (HHG) program.
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 winner will be announced on March 20, 2018, at the 18th annual Population Health Colloquium.
“We are very honored that HHG is a finalist, but the real story about what makes HHG a success is the 18 agencies across the Commonwealth willing to house formerly homeless people in an entirely new way,” said Joe Finn, President & Executive Director of the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance.
HHG is a permanent supportive housing program addressing chronic homelessness, overutilization of acute care and emergency care by removing barriers to housing. Individuals are provided with their own home where they can maintain sobriety, find employment, and achieve other health and life goals. To learn more about HHG, please visit www.mhsa.net/HHG.
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