Corporation for Supported Housing (CSH) has been partnering with CIBHS to explore numerous opportunities for collaboration and partnering to build IPS services and other evidence based practices into their various housing and homelessness services projects in California. The shared vision and concern about the need to address issues of poverty and the social determinants of health have brought CIBHS and CSH together to join forces to directly tackle the material conditions of persons experiencing homelessness served in California Counties.
International Implementation Examples: Westat/International IPS Learning Community
Several states have identified IPS as a preferred strategy for promoting employment among people with behavioral health needs and have worked to expand the availability of IPS services statewide. Currently, twenty-four (24) states/regions and 6 countries actively participate in the International IPS Learning Community. IPS services are frequently administered through partnerships between state behavioral health and vocational rehabilitation and funded by “braiding” together dollars from a variety of federal, state, and local sources. This approach has typically been necessary because restrictions on federal funds prevent them from being used to cover all components of a high-fidelity IPS program. For example, states can choose to incorporate certain employment services into their Medicaid state plans as 1915(i) Home and Community Based Services benefits, but IPS components like job development may not be covered.