New Washington State Training on Chronic Disease Management and Trauma-Informed Care

Flyer_2013 ChronicDiseaseMgmtTraumaInformed Care.psdThe National Health Care for the Homeless Council is collaborating with the Washington Association of Community & Migrant Health Centers for a one-day training on chronic disease management and trauma-informed care.

Chronic Disease Management

Managing chronic diseases in patients who are homeless is challenging for HCH providers, and while several projects lack specialty services, clinicians may have difficulty developing treatment plans and coordinating care, leaving patients troubled by complicated self-management routines. This training presents background information as well as chronic disease management strategies and challenges.

Trauma-Informed Care

This session will highlight the prevalence and impact of trauma in the lives of patients experiencing homelessness. This workshop offers concrete tools and strategies for adopting a trauma-informed approach, information about the rates of traumatic stress among people experiencing homelessness, the impact of trauma, and what it means to provide “trauma-informed” care.


Wayne Centrone, NMD, MPH, is the executive director of Health Bridges International and vice-president of the design lab at the Center for Social Innovation. Matt Bennett, MBA, MA is a consultant with Diverse Management Solutions.

This training on chronic disease management and trauma-informed care will take place Monday, June 3, at the Hilton Conference Center in Seatac, Washington. Registration is $25 per person.

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