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Laying the Groundwork for Meeting QI/QA Requirements: Action Steps Taken

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This webinar is a continuation of the series on the Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance Plan FQHC program requirement with the first presentation broadcast in March 2012. This webinar will feature perspectives from the San Francisco and Omaha health care for the homeless programs. After this webinar, participants will be able to describe the effects of electronic medical … More

HCH Quality Leaders: Key Practices and Improvement Strategies

Thursday, August 30, 2012
This webinar will highlight the findings of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s case study on quality leaders among HCH grantees and the operational practices and quality improvement processes that drive them to success. Two HCH quality leaders will share some practices they have instituted to improve or support quality of care. They will … More

Research Update focuses on women veterans

The August 2012 issue of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s Research Update provides a focused literature review on health and homelessness among women veterans in the United States. This topic is gaining increased attention in research, public policy, and the media due to rising levels of deployment and an elevated risk of homelessness among women veterans.
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Meet Central City Concern’s Old Town Clinic!

Across the nation, safety net health centers and other clinics provide care to those most in need. In this new world of healthcare reform, the extra costs involved in serving these hardest-to-treat patients must be reimbursed.
Step into the world of these patients and providers with this video from Central City Concern’s Old Town Clinic in Portland, Ore.
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Connect to your cluster

From our friends on the AIR team:
The American Institutes for Research® (AIR), in its role as support contractor to CMMI, is pleased to announce that new and enhanced technical assistance is now available to help FQHCs achieve practice transformation and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Level 3 recognition as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) by October 2014.
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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 … More

Optimizing Health Care for LGBT People in Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Attendees of this webinar will be able to identify why obtaining information on sexual orientation and gender identity is important to population health and becoming a patient-centered medical home.
As health centers transition to patient-centered medical homes, a key factor of success will be the ability to implement programs to optimize population health. As lesbian, gay, … More

Meet with Members of Congress during August Recess

Members of Congress will be heading home for their August recess next week, but many critical budgetary issues are unresolved. The so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ of expiring tax cuts and automatic spending cuts (sequestration) has received much publicity, but the automatic defense cuts have been overshadowing the human services cuts. There are fifty shades of sequestration that will impact all manner … More

Oct. 3 deadline for meaningful use incentives

Wednesday, October 3, is the last day for eligible professionals (EPs) to begin their 90-day reporting period for calendar year (CY) 2012 for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. For EPs, this means that they must begin their consecutive 90-day reporting period by October 3 to attest to meeting meaningful use and be eligible to receive an incentive … More

Integrating Employment Strategies into Supportive Housing Programs

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
This webinar will look at a number of strategies adopted by homeless service agencies to improve employment opportunities and retention. Participants will learn about several employment models including individual placement and support, transitional jobs, alternative staffing, and customized employment. Presenters will describe the unique features of each model and provide recommendations for integrating the right model … More