Strengthening leaders and organizations for health and housing equity

Social determinants of health and racial disparities in health and housing outcomes present complex challenges to leaders whose purpose involves serving low-income populations. Tweaking long-standing strategies will not lead to much-needed transformational change. Yet the demands of just keeping the doors open make investing the required time and energy in creating real innovation and strong community partnerships a tall order.

Gilvar Consulting can help. 

Gilvar Consulting helps leaders meet complex, adaptive challenges.

John partners with leaders of organizations throughout the health and housing sectors to navigate new territory while enhancing their ability to sustain operations. Drawing on 20 years of developing and leading effective cross-sector partnerships and mission-driven teams, he offers a unique blend of coaching, consultation, and technical assistance focused on expanding the capacity to both transform and thrive.

Transformational initiatives John has supported:

Health Systems

Helping hospital systems and Managed Care Organizations develop new housing and health care resources for difficult-to-discharge or medically vulnerable people without stable housing

Housing-Health Partnerships

Fostering innovation among housing agencies, community health centers, hospitals, safety net mental health providers, and substance use treatment agencies to better serve people whose unmanaged chronic health conditions jeopardize stability in housing


Developing new mechanisms to forward population health strategies and community health service integration for improved health and housing outcomes

Health Centers

Supporting Community Health Centers and behavioral health agencies to integrate, rather than simply co-locate, services

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