Pre-Conference Sessions

Open to all communities - October 21st from 9am-4pm

If you’re interested in attending these, please plan your travel accordingly!


Quality Improvement Foundations

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This session is targeted to new communities or new team members from existing communities. Grounded in the Model for Improvement (MFI), Built for Zero partner, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, will explore with participants how to link the three questions of the Model about aim, measurement, and change ideas to the sequence for success.


Advanced Quality Improvement

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Going a step further, in this session, participants will practice scoping improvement projects and measuring tests of change. Participants will also practice making their improvement work more strategic by mapping out their full portfolio of work, and creating a driver diagram.


Quantifying the Community-Wide Value of Achieving Functional Zero

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our partners at Urban Institute will present on existing literature on quantifying the costs and benefits of ending chronic and veteran homelessness. They will also introduce their framework behind a forthcoming cost-benefit tool for communities.