For over a decade, SASH has been improving health outcomes for older adults by connecting them to community-based supportive health and social services. Now, a new pilot program called SASH for All is bringing these services and resources to a broader population of Windham & Windsor Housing Trust (WWHT) residents.
Former Cathedral Square CEO Nancy Eldridge has been working with California Integrated Care at Home (CICH) to bring the SASH model to California. We recently had the opportunity to host representatives from various organizations in California who are planning to pilot SASH in Los Angeles County.
Cathedral Square and SASH staff recently had the opportunity to welcome several representatives from CMMI at Allard Square in South Burlington. State partners from the Agency of Human Services also participated and provided additional context about SASH from their perspective as a great model serving the state.
With its recent implementation of a new wellness initiative, the West Warwick Housing Authority is hoping to provide residents of its two locations with the resources they need to age in place.
In the spring and summer of 2023, SASH teams around the state worked to address the opioid epidemic effecting our communities by learning about opioid addiction, sharing information with participants, and employing harm reduction strategies.
Dr. Tiney Ray, a Georgia-based nurse practitioner, author, and dementia consultant and trainer, lead a workshop for Rutland area medical practitioners and caregivers. She shared what she has learned from her years in the field about providing care to individuals with dementia and the importance of self care.
Support and Services at Home (SASH) for All is making headway in the Brattleboro area, where several non-profit housing communities are testing the concept. This federally funded pilot initiative is bringing SASH programs and resources to families and individuals living in affordable housing.
A decade ago, primary care practices and housing nonprofits in Vermont partnered to reduce chronic conditions among older adults and younger adults with a disability in collaboration with the state’s Blueprint for Health. Today, as an extender of the Blueprint, Support and Services at Home (SASH), which supports healthy aging in place, is helping to advance health equity in the state.
Senator Bernie Sanders has allocated $1,352,000 to expand a mental health program embedded in affordable housing through SASH® (Support and Services at Home) in partnership with the designated community mental health agencies across Vermont serving low-income older Vermonters and those with disabilities.
A September 20, 2022, report by the AARP Public Policy Institute examines the merits of SASH and its focus on extending primary care and human services practices into the homes of people with needs for long-term services and supports. The report notes that SASH was founded and piloted in 2009 and now partners with 70 organizations, including hospitals, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, in sites across the state.