Alicia Woodsby, M.S.W.

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Alicia Woodsby (she, her, hers) has 18 years of experience leading statewide nonprofit organizations and public policy initiatives; building statewide coalitions and cross-system partnerships; and developing housing and services solutions for vulnerable and complex populations. She manages and provides consultation, training, and support on developing and implementing behavioral health and supportive housing models, action planning and system strategies for reducing homelessness; and best practices in addressing the treatment, housing, and recovery support needs of individuals and families. Ms. Woodsby leads the Peer Learning Network for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Systems Alignment Innovation Hub, a racial equity social justice innovation hub supporting organizations led by and serving racially marginalized and socially disenfranchised communities to expand and utilize the evidence base for solutions that improve health outcomes and reduce racial and social disparities. Ms. Woodsby works with states to support housing-related services work within Medicaid 1115 demonstrations, as well as overall supportive housing capacity. She has also served on the TA team for a national Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services learning collaborative on housing-related services and supports for people with substance use disorders, and has contributed to national policy briefs and planning guides. She works to advance strategies led by people with lived experience.

Previously, Ms. Woodsby was the Executive Director of the Partnership for Strong Communities in Connecticut and the Public Policy Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Connecticut.

Recent Publications

Mobile Crisis Teams: A State Planning Guide for Medicaid-Funded Crisis Response