Region IX Conference in San Diego

The Region IX Health Care for the Homeless Conference in San Diego was held September 6-8, 2012, at the Holiday Inn on the Bay. Open to all individuals and organizations that provide care and compassion to people experiencing homelessness, this accredited training featured professional development and networking opportunities to better serve the needs of providers of homeless health care and shelter services.

Training Program

Thursday, September 6

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session 1.1 | Room: East Coast

Sensitivity Training and Effective Strategies for Discharge Planning: A Training Model to Prevent Street Homelessness
Presenter: Dianne V. Jackson

Session 1.2 | Room: West Coast

Implementing a Standardized Tracking System for Documenting Enabling Services: Pilot Project Results
Presenters: Molly Meinbresse and June Kim

Session 1.3 | Room: Pacific D

Coordination of Care in Partnership with Recovery Centers for Homeless Individuals in Transitional Housing
Presenters: Ty Deldridge

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Session 2.1 | Room: East Coast

Changes to UDS Administrative and Clinical Tables for HCH Programs
Presenter: Arthur Stickgold

Session: 2.2 | Room: West Coast

Taking It to the Streets: Case Management within the Continuum of Care
Presenter: Ann V. Denton

Session 2.3 | Room: Pacific D

Five Ways to Improve Your SSI Application Approval Rates
Presenters: Elena Fiallo, Elaine Lee, and Leepi Shimkhada

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Session 3.1 | Room: East Coast

Creating Service Partnerships for the Long Haul
Presenter: Peggy Edwards

Session 3.2 | Room: West Coast

The Serial Inebriate Program: A Collaborative Approach to Working with Homeless Alcoholics
Presenter: Deni McLagan

Session 3.3 | Room: Pacific D

HRSA/Special Populations Update
Presenter: Capt. Henry Lopez, Jr.

6 p.m.


Friday, September 7

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration and continental breakfast | Room: Pacific BC

8:45 – 10:15 a.m

Opening Plenary Session

Homelessness and Health Care Reform: Charting the Course
Moderator & Panelist: Barbara DiPietro, NHCHC
Panelists: Matthew Doherty, USICH; Barbara Jimenez and Peter Shih, County of San Diego, HHSA

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Session 4.1 | Room: East Coast

Health Care Reform Overview
Presenter: Barbara DiPietro

Session 4.2 | Room: West Coast

Ending Homelessness in San Diego: Solutions to Connections
Presenters: Robin Madaffer and Jessica Wishan

Session 4.3 | Room: Pacific D

Integrated Treatment Programs for Homeless Adult Men and Women with Co-occurring Disorders in Los Angeles
Presenter: Dianne V. Jackson

12 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch (Provided) | Room: Harborside

Keynote Presentation
Presenter: Herb Schultz, Director, Region 9, Health & Human Services

2 – 3:30 p.m.

Session 5.1 | Room: East Coast

A Framework for Tobacco Control in Homeless Populations
Presenter: Dr. Maya Vijayaraghavan

Session 5.2 | Room: West Coast

Health Outcomes and Food Security in Affordable Housing
Presenter: Leila Towry Kumar

Session 5.3 | Room: Pacific D

Managing HCH Programs Housed in Health Departments
Presenters: David Modersbach and Naida Pare-Alanda

3:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Connections Housing Tours | Room: Lobby

Roundtable Discussions: Part 1 | Room: Pacific BC

5:30 p.m.

Region 9 grantee meeting | Room: Embarcadero

Saturday, September 8

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Registration and continental breakfast | Room: Pacific CD

8:45 – 10 a.m.

Session 6.1 | Room: East Coast

Recuperative Care/Post-Hospitalization Respite Care for the Homeless: Little Program, Big Impact
Presenters: Aiko Tan and Tavis Walker

Session 6.2 | Room: West Coast

Housing Focused Outreach: Building a New Model of Outreach and Engagement
Presenter: Dr. Wayne Centrone, and Steve Samra

Session 6.3 | Room: Pacific D

Applying the Health Home Model to Homeless High Users of Emergency Services
Presenters: Marc Stevenson, Kris Kuntz, Dr. David Folsom, Marilyn Stenoien

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Session 7.1 | Room: East Coast

Translating the Evidence: Training Service Providers to Better Work with LGTBQ-Identified Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Presenter: Dr. Wayne Centrone

Session 7.2 | Room: West Coast

They’re Catchy, Part 1: STD Prevention, Screening, and Treatment
Presenter: Dr. Deborah Borne

Session 7.3 | Room: Pacific D

Let’s Talk about It: Brain Injury Awareness
Presenter: Miki

12 – 1 p.m.

Lunch (provided) | Room: Loma Vista Terrace

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Session 8.1 | Room: East Coast

What You Always Needed to Know about Oral Health but Were Never Taught: Oral Health Issues for the Non-Dentist
Presenters: Dr. Santosh Sundaresan, Dr. Laura Elizondo, and Niel Nathason

Session 8.2 | Room: West Coast

They’re Catchy, Part 2: Infectious Disease Prevention, Screening, and Treatment
Presenter: Dr. Deb Borne

Session 8.3 | Room: Pacific D

Roundtable Discussions: Part 2

Conference ends at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 8.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.  Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has designated this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions concerning CME credits, email Lily Catalano or call her at (615) 226-2292.