Avalon, CSH and NYU present FUSE Key Evaluation Findings

By: Avalon Housing

On February 16, Avalon, CSH and NYU co-presented the key findings of our five-year FUSE program at St. Joseph Mercy’s Education Center.

CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) has been leading a five-year national demonstration to create and evaluate supportive housing as a solution to addressing the needs of our healthcare’s highest-need, highest-cost patients who are experiencing homelessness. Avalon Housing was one of the grantees who led this demonstration known locally as FUSE (Frequent Users Systems Engagement).

During the five-year project, Avalon has worked closely with numerous service providers, including the University of Michigan Health System, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Packard Health, Community Mental Health, the Shelter Association and the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, among others.

Thank you to all who attended the briefing or viewed it on our Facebook live stream.  Thank you to Stephanie Mercier, Director of Impact Investment at CSH, Beth C. Weitzman, PhD, Professor of Health and Public Policy, NYU Steinhardt, and Carolyn Berry, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, New York University School of Medicine for joining us to present and discuss their findings.

Thank you to Carol T, Avalon client and FUSE program participant, for sharing her story with us.

Special thanks to St. Joseph Mercy Health System for their collaboration on FUSE and for providing use of their education center for the briefing.

For more information regarding the FUSE study and evaluation, please visit CSH’s website at https://www.csh.org/2018/01/csh-sif-evaluation-summary-released/

Evaluation One-Pager: https://www.csh.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CSH-SIF-Evaluation-One-Pager-02-02-18-Final.pdf

Evaluation Summary: https://www.csh.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CSH-SIF-Evaluation-Summary-02-02-18Final.pdf