- Average Cost Before H3 80%
- Average Cost After H3 68%
Spokane H3 Program
The H3 initiative aims to ensure that our most medically vulnerable homeless population receive housing and basic needs to ensure triple bottom line outcomes of improved patient experience, bettter health outcomes, and lower costs.
Homeless, poor, and likely to die
The H3 program serves people who are homeless, have little to no income, and are likely to die within in the next 2 years if they continue to live on the streets.
An “upside down” system
With nowhere to go, medically fragile homeless individuals use the emergency room for much needed care. Recent studies have show that just one chronically homeless person can cost communities between $30,000 to $50,000 dollars per year in emergency room visits, medical bills, and law enforcement. For some individuals it can be even higher.
A Better Way
For extremely sick or dying individuals without a home, housing is absolutely critical to their ability to get better or to die peacefully. H3 provides stable housing and supportive services to improve patient outcomes while reducing costs. This approach is being successfully implemented across the country. It’s socially and financially responsible. Quite simply, it’s a better way.