Webinars

Making the Business Case for Integrated Community Health Outreach Programs

December 16, 2014 | 1-2 p.m. Eastern | Register

Health Care for the Homeless programs provide a wealth of clinical services to consumers in community-based settings. There is an opportunity to further expand and improve community-based services through strong health outreach programs that are well-integrated with the goals and structures of an organization. However, the impact of outreach on health … More →

A Costing Tool You Can Use: Demonstrating the Value of Services for People Experiencing Homelessness

December 10, 2014 | 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern | Register

Health Care for the Homeless health centers include diverse patient populations, services, projects, programs, and communities. The wide variation in patients and services can cause difficulty in measuring costs, outputs, and outcomes. However, health and cost outcomes data are critical as programs plan how best to use limited resources and seek … More →

POSTPONED: Co-Applicant Arrangements for Public Center Homeless Programs

This webinar was canceled and will be rescheduled in January 2015.

November 21, 2014

HRSA public centers, health centers funded through a public agency such as a state, county, or local health department, may be structured in one of two ways to meet HRSA governance program requirements: a direct arrangement and a co-applicant arrangement. In a direct arrangement, the public … More →

Living and Working in the Coverage Gap: Homeless Health Care in States Yet to Expand Medicaid

November 13, 2014 | 1-2 p.m. Eastern

State decisions whether to expand Medicaid eligibility under the ACA have huge ramifications for state health care systems, fiscal stability, and safety net programs. One of the most pressing issues is the coverage gap that remains in states yet to expand where residents earn too little to purchase private plans on state or More →

Webinar Now Available: Proposed Minimum Standards for Medical Respite Programs

September 12, 2014 | 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern 

Medical respite programs improve continuity of care for people experiencing homelessness by bridging health systems and by promoting patient self-management. Studies indicate that patients who access medical respite care have fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visit in the months following program participation. For these reasons, medical respite programs are becoming a hot topic … More →

Medical Respite Start Ups: Lessons Learned and Recommendations

August 22, 2014 | 1 p.m. Eastern

Medical respite care is a critical component in the continuum of health care for people experiencing homelessness. In addition to providing short term clinical oversight for individuals recuperating from an acute illness or injury, these programs facilitate care transitions from hospitals to a primary care provider and when possible to a home. While … More →

Preparing for HRSA Operational Site Visits

July 31, 2014 | 2 p.m. Eastern

A HRSA Operational Site Visit (OSV) is an onsite evaluation of a health center’s ability to meet the 19 health center program requirements including a clinical and financial performance review. ‘Not Met’ health center program requirements found during the HRSA OSV could lead to a condition on the health center’s grant. This anxiety … More →

Webinar Now Available: 2014 HCH Day

National Health Center Week (August 11-17, 2014), celebrates the life-changing work of health centers and raises public awareness and support for health centers across the United States. On Wednesday of National Health Center Week (August 13), we observe Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Day. The National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, … More →

Webinar Now Available: State Flexibility in Medicaid Expansion: Lessons and Insights from the Field

May 21, 2014

The ACA’s option to expand Medicaid is a tremendous opportunity to extend comprehensive health insurance to people experiencing homelessness. However, in states that reject the expansion there will be few new affordable insurance options for those living in poverty. Some states that have been hesitant to expand traditional Medicaid coverage have instead implemented alternatives that use Medicaid More →

Webinar Now Available: Medicaid Expansion and HCH Projects: New Possibilities, Outstanding Opportunities

May 19, 2014

The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) expansion of Medicaid to most people earning at or below 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL) is the most significant aspect of the law that directly benefits very low income people, but only in states that have opted to expand. As of April 1, 2014, 26 states and the District of More →

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