City of Seattle investments will expand needed healthcare programs
Last week, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced expanded investments in health initiatives to serve Seattle’s most vulnerable populations. We’ve been working on many of these programs already, but we’re excited to see renewed dedication to expanding these services to serve more people like our clients. Continue reading “City of Seattle investments will expand needed healthcare programs”
Introducing a groundbreaking new housing and clinic!
Thanks to all who came to support our special groundbreaking ceremony at the site of our newest permanent supportive housing and comprehensive health clinic in Rainier Valley! Continue reading “Introducing a groundbreaking new housing and clinic!”
2017 Annual Report
Please enjoy this report of DESC’s work in 2017!
Onsite physical healthcare services increase access to care for people living with mental illness
University of Washington and King County researchers collaborated with DESC to examine the effects of bringing physical healthcare services to behavioral health clinics at DESC and Harborview Medical Center. Results included significant increases in access to physical health services for homeless people with serious mental illness.
Integrating Primary Care Into Community Mental Health Centers: Impact on Utilization and Costs of Health Care – Psychiatric Services (ahead of print, published online July 01, 2016)