Poor housing conditions and a lack of housing stability are associated with a wide range of health conditions, including respiratory infections, asthma, lead poisoning, injuries, and impacts behavioral health. Addressing housing issues offers health care practitioners an opportunity to address an important social determinant of health.
Open Door’s Case Managers are an integral part of the Care Team and help patients access safe and affordable housing options. They work alongside many community partners in the shared goal of advancing health equity and housing security for all.
Today, on Public Health in Housing Day, we want to acknowledge the work of our Case Management team, and thank (just a few of) the local organizations dedicated to this important work:
- Arcata House Partnership
- Redwood Community Action Agency RCAA
- Housing Authorities for the City of Eureka and County of Humboldt
- North Coast Veterans Resource Center,
- 211 Humboldt
- Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives
- Eureka Rescue Mission
- Betty Chinn
Everybody deserves a safe and healthy home.
If you or someone you know needs more information about housing options and resources call 2-1-1 to speak to a community resource specialist or visit 211humboldt.org. To learn more about Open Door’s Case Management Services, please contact your health center location.