New Publications Examine the Consumer’s Role in Medical Respite Programs

NCAB LogoConsumer engagement in governance has a historical relationship to medical respite. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council has two new publications to help medical respite programs develop or expand consumer leadership and governance at their organizations.

From Recuperation to Life-Long Leadership: Consumer Governance in Medical Respite

This brief takes the lessons learned over the years in Health Care for the Homeless and applies them to medical respite programs. Learn about key considerations and processes for developing consumer engagement, specific challenges for medical respite programs and strategies for overcoming those challenges, and examples of consumer engagement in three medical respite programs.

The Birth of Consumer Advisory Boards at Health Care for the Homeless Programs: A Case Study from Boston

This case study reflects on the development and evolution of the first Health Care for the Homeless CAB at Boston, which began at the Barbara McInnis House medical respite facility. This publication highlights Boston CAB activities over the years, lessons on strengths and challenges, and a useful example of CAB Meeting Guidelines.