Butte County Medical Respite Plan
The County hired Housing Tools to prepare its Medical Respite Plan for people experiencing homelessness in Butte County, California. The purpose of the Plan is to inform decision making regarding the future of medical respite services, to assist in the prioritization of resources, and to allow for the implementation of medical respite strategies and programs involving multiple stakeholders. The Plan was funded by a County Medical Services Program Local Indigent Care Needs (CMSP-LICN) Project Planning Grant and is a threshold requirement to apply for an Implementation Program Grant. Our team implemented the County’s vision and structure for the Plan including:
- Managing a Steering Committee to oversee the Plan’s development and a Community Coalition of medical, shelter, and service providers to inform the needs assessment. These groups met in a series of six Zoom meetings over the period of February through May 2021;
- Leading quantitative and qualitative data gathering and analysis for the needs assessment;
- Facilitating stakeholder conversations on current services and challenges, potential models, best practices and scope of care; and
- Writing the Plan in a style that is accessible and actionable to implement a Medical Respite Program in the County.