Healthcare Financing of Healthy Homes

With all of the emerging opportunities to finance healthy homes services through the healthcare system, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. This resource library provides an overview of key financing strategies, examples of home-based lead and asthma programs that are currently being financed through nonprofit hospitals and public or private insurance, and links to resources that are available to help state and local agencies, or other stakeholders, explore options for healthcare financing of healthy homes in their own communities.

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Medicaid 101 and Pathways to Reimbursement
Healthcare Payers
2014 Snapshot of Healthcare Financing for Healthy Homes
Case Studies and Resources

Building Systems to Sustain Home-Based Asthma Services

Non-Healthcare Financing
Sustainable Financing Mechanisms

Emerging Opportunities
Hospital Community Benefits 
Social Impact Bonds

Other Resources
Workforce Development (including the role of CHWs)
Evidence on Effectiveness and Cost of Interventions
Conference Materials from Regional HUD Summits
Housing IS Healthcare: A Conversation with Rebecca Morley [podcast, November 24, 2014]

Where to Start…

If you’re new to healthy homes…
start by reading up on the impact of housing interventions on health.

If you want to learn more about how state Medicaid programs work…
start by reading Pathways to Reimbursement: Understanding and Expanding Medicaid Services in Your State.

If you want to learn more about how reimbursement is happening in other states…
start by reading about the results of NCHH’s 2014 survey.

If you want information about emerging opportunities outside of traditional Medicaid reimbursement…
start by reading more about hospital community benefits or social impact bonds.

If you want tools and resources to help tell your program’s story…
start by writing your program’s value proposition, watch a webinar about preparing for reimbursement, or use this guide to prepare for a discussion with your state Medicaid agency.

This resource library was made possible through a contract between the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the National Center for Healthy Housing, funded through cooperative agreement 1U38OT000131 between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Public Health Association. The contents of this resource library are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the American Public Health Association or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Latest page update: December 14, 2023.