High Utilizer Task Force

The High Utilizer Task Force (HUTF) is a workgroup comprised of social service and health care providers. The group is focused on strategies to support the most vulnerable patients, whose unmet social, complex medical, behavioral health, or environmental needs contribute to repetitive, avoidable use of acute health services.

HUTF focuses on individuals experiencing unstable housing. Specifically, the task force will work on discharge protocols for hospitals as well as standardizing Care Alerts for 2018.

Participating Organizations:

  • Baltimore City Health Department
  • Baltimore Crisis Response Team
  • Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore
  • Bon Secours Hospital
  • Catholic Charities
  • Chesapeake Regional Information System for Providers (CRISP)
  • Healthcare Access Maryland
  • HealthCare for the Homeless
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Lifebridge Sinai Hospital
  • Maryland Department of Housing
  • Mayor’s Office of Human Services
  • Medstar Good Samaritan and Union Memorial
  • Medstar Franklin Square and Harbor Hospital
  • Mercy Medical Centers
  • People Encouraging People
  • Weinberg Shelters