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.
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.
OPENING RECEPTION | Room: Porthole
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
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
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
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.