NHCHC recognized in poster contest

Molly Meinbresse, program and research specialist for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, was awarded the second place prize in the Research category of the poster contest at this year’s Community Health Institute and Expo, sponsored by the National Association of Community Health Centers.

Her winning poster, “Managing Chronic Pain in Patients Who Are Homeless: Results from a Survey of Homeless Health Care Clinicians”, examined the current practices, available resources, attitudes, and perceived needs of clinicians in providing chronic pain management for homeless patients in HCH settings.

According to Meinbresse, the poster was a collaborative effort of the National HCH Council’s Research team.

“Thanks to everyone who helped design, implement, and analyze the results of the survey,” she said.

Meinbresse also presented a second poster at the event. “Protecting the Unprotected: A Survey of Violence Experienced While Homeless” explored violence victimization among those who are homeless looking at both homeless and housed perpetrators, the relationships between the victims and perpetrators, the types of injuries incurred, and reasons for the attacks.