This fall, the Primary Care Coalition (PCC) will explore the different ways safe and stable housing affect health outcomes, in two half-day sessions. Register Today!
Day One will examine the challenges people living in poverty face and discuss existing cross-sector interventions - September 17th, 9:00am - 12:30pm
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Day Two will discuss the policy and funding environments needed to support strategic, actionable links between housing and health systems - October 15th, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Attendees will gain knowledge from these sessions to help the health care delivery sector and housing stability /affordability sector identify opportunities to develop collaborative programs that address these critical connections.
The first day of the series is on September 17th at AFI in downtown Silver Spring.
We have Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive, who will discuss Montgomery County’s initiatives to fight homelessness. In such a wealthy county, we have the resources to make the number of homeless people as small as possible.
Our keynote speaker is Peter Edelman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy; Faculty Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality who will discuss his new book, Not a Crime to Be Poor. He has spent over 50 years working on how poverty impacts quality of life and the systemic issues that make escaping poverty extremely challenging.
We also have a panel of experts who have launched initiatives to ensure stable and affordable housing for those that need it.