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

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

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 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 →

Webinar: Consumer Involvement in Governance

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 3 p.m. Eastern

HRSA policy requires consumer representation in community health center governance. This webinar will explain the significance of consumer involvement and describe how HCH grantees can fulfill this particular requirement. A special focus on Consumer Advisory Boards will feature presentations from an HCH Executive and CAB leader. Among other specifics, we will explore More →

Webinar: Making the Most of Payment Reform

Making the Most of Payment Reform | Friday, April 18, 2014

Payment reform creates opportunities and challenges for the financial growth of health centers and for the implementation of innovative service delivery models for people experiencing homelessness. Learn how health centers have engaged in local and state-wide payment reform discussions and how new payment models have impacted practice. The presentation

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Webinar Now Available: HRSA Needs Assessment for HCH Grantees

Last week’s Needs Assessment Webinar for HCH Grantees is now available along with the additional resource, “Assessing Your Community’s Health: A Needs Assessment Toolkit for HCH Grantees.” The webinar addresses the following questions about meeting HRSA requirements: What is sufficient evidence in assessing needs of homeless in the service area? What kind of data is used for your More →

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