Safe, stable housing is a key component of maintaining health and wellbeing. However, the identification documents required to qualify for public or affordable housing can be difficult to obtain for people with complex health and social needs. Individuals experiencing homelessness may lack the stability and resources needed to obtain the necessary documents for housing.
To address individuals’ array of needs, the field of complex care must work across sectors at both the individual and systemic levels to break down silos. Effective multi-sector partnerships are essential to building a lasting ecosystem that provides whole-person care for vulnerable populations and helps to address the social determinants of health.
The significance of trauma has become an increasingly accepted tenet of complex care. While there is general agreement on the core principles of trauma-informed care and that trauma can negatively impact an individual’s health and wellbeing, our March 2019 webinar and April 2019 Office Hours for Complex Care focused on how to apply trauma-informed approaches in a variety of settings.