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Homeless Healthcare Collaboration

Oakland County Health Division formed the Oakland County Homeless Healthcare Collaboration in 2012 to bring together community partners and improve access to healthcare for those experiencing homelessness in Oakland County. Health Division brought together the Oakland County Homeless Healthcare Collaboration after the county’s Nurse on Call hotline reported an increase in the number of individuals experiencing economic difficulties in the wake of the Great Recession. Data from Oakland Schools also indicated a significant increase in the number of homeless students.
 
 
The Oakland County Homeless Healthcare Collaboration is unique in Michigan. It brings together healthcare and service agencies to address the issue of homelessness and healthcare. It has established a communication portal to connect partners to useful and relevant information. The National Association of Counties gave Oakland County an award this year for creating and facilitating this community-wide, problem-solving initiative. With only a year under its belt, the collaboration has made great progress.
 
For more information about the Oakland County Homeless Healthcare Collaboration, contact the Nurse on Call at 800-848-5533.

Vision 

To improve the health and well-being of persons experiencing homelessness in Oakland County.

  

Mission

Connecting community and health care organizations to coordinate resources for persons experiencing homelessness.