Medicine Hat is well known for its use of data and the coordination of services across the community. Through a high level of data integrity, Medicine Hat is able to clearly identify priorities to be implemented to achieve successful results in preventing and reducing homelessness in community. The importance of data allows for the program analysis, evaluation, integration and sustainability within the system of care. This allows for programmatic and systematic decisions to be data-informed to ensure there is a holistic, inclusive system for any individual experiencing housing instability and/or homelessness.
As the Community Entity, Medicine Hat Community Housing Society provides an annual Federal Community Homelessness Report as part of Reaching Home: Canada’s Homeless Strategy.