Millions Awarded to Kern Health Systems to Address Homelessness in Kern County
State Department of Health Care Services awarded over $19 million to aid homeless population in Kern County.
CEO of Kern Health Systems, Emily Duran, announced a comprehensive plan to address homelessness in Kern.
Street medicine approach to provide medical services to homeless who may not access traditional healthcare.
12-month program to address mental, behavioral, and medical issues affecting homeless population.
Funds obtained through the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal Housing and Homelessness Incentive Program.
Kern Health Systems partnering with various providers to create street medicine teams.
Flood Ministries expanding services to provide street outreach and medicine to rural homeless individuals.
High prevalence of chronic conditions among homeless population.
Street outreach teams to be deployed within the next few weeks.