HEALTH EQUITY

Advocacy Priorities:

  • Zero Tolerance Policy for institutions [hospitals, jail, foster care system, shelters] discharging people "to the streets;"

 

  • Monitor the implementation of SB1152: Hospital Patient Discharge Process: Homeless Patients [effective 1/1/2019]; 

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  • Continue to advocate for the expansion of respite or recuperation care beds in Sacramento County;
  • Advocacy to expand bathroom access for people experiencing homelessness and the creation of a mobile shower program;

  • Advocacy for new County jail discharge procedures for homeless people with mental health issues - modeled after Los Angeles County;

  • Increased funding for County "Alcohol & Other Drugs [AOD]" treatment slots/beds- for homeless youth, men, women and pregnant women;

 

  • Advocate for the County to move to drug and mental health treatment on demand;

 

  • Increased funding for interdiciplinary outreach teams - nurse and a mental health worker - to do outreach to homeless people with a priority of out-stationing teams in the Winter Shelter program sites as well as street outreach;

 

  • Increased funding for mental health services and programs and ensure needs of "dually diagnosed" are being addressed;

 

  • Annually research, produce and disseminate theSacramento County Homeless Deaths Report

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