Webinars

Effectiveness in Consumer Governance

June 25, 2015 | 3 – 4 p.m. Eastern| Register

Consumers have a unique role in Health Center governance and advocacy as their experiences can guide policies and practices at health centers and in the larger community. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council recommends HCH grantees create consumer advisory boards (CABs) as the vehicle for meaningfully engaging consumers … More →

Integrating Routine HIV Testing into Care: Strategies for Improvement and Partnership

 

June 24, 2015 | 1-2 p.m. Eastern | Register

In recognition of HIV testing day (June 27, 2015), the National HCH Council will host a webinar on HIV testing strategies. HIV testing and counseling are the cornerstones of HIV prevention response, allowing individuals to know their HIV status and access appropriate services. However, testing rates in primary care settings … More →

Adapted Anticipatory Guidance for Infants and Toddlers

June 15, 2015 | 1-2 p.m. Eastern | Register

Children experiencing homelessness are significantly more likely to have acute and chronic illnesses and have much higher rates of emotional and behavior problems and developmental delays than housed children. In this webinar we will discuss strategies from a forthcoming Council resource, Adapted Anticipatory Guidance for Infants and Toddlers Experiencing Homelessness, … More →

Web Briefing: Early Impacts of the Medicaid Expansion for the Homeless Population

UnknownOn Monday, December 15 at 1 p.m. Eastern, the Kaiser Family Foundation will hold a web briefing to examine the early impacts of the ACA’s Medicaid expansion on the homeless population, as well as opportunities and challenges looking forward. The briefing, drawing upon the recent paper, “Early Impacts of the Medicaid Expansion for the Homeless Population,” will highlight key findings … More →

Making the Business Case for Integrated Community Health Outreach Programs

December 16, 2014 | 1-2 p.m. Eastern | Register

Health Care for the Homeless programs provide a wealth of clinical services to consumers in community-based settings. There is an opportunity to further expand and improve community-based services through strong health outreach programs that are well-integrated with the goals and structures of an organization. However, the impact of outreach on health … More →

A Costing Tool You Can Use: Demonstrating the Value of Services for People Experiencing Homelessness

December 10, 2014 | 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern | Register

Health Care for the Homeless health centers include diverse patient populations, services, projects, programs, and communities. The wide variation in patients and services can cause difficulty in measuring costs, outputs, and outcomes. However, health and cost outcomes data are critical as programs plan how best to use limited resources and seek … More →

POSTPONED: Co-Applicant Arrangements for Public Center Homeless Programs

This webinar was canceled and will be rescheduled in January 2015.

November 21, 2014

HRSA public centers, health centers funded through a public agency such as a state, county, or local health department, may be structured in one of two ways to meet HRSA governance program requirements: a direct arrangement and a co-applicant arrangement. In a direct arrangement, the public … More →

Living and Working in the Coverage Gap: Homeless Health Care in States Yet to Expand Medicaid

November 13, 2014 | 1-2 p.m. Eastern

State decisions whether to expand Medicaid eligibility under the ACA have huge ramifications for state health care systems, fiscal stability, and safety net programs. One of the most pressing issues is the coverage gap that remains in states yet to expand where residents earn too little to purchase private plans on state or More →

Webinar Now Available: Proposed Minimum Standards for Medical Respite Programs

September 12, 2014 | 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern 

Medical respite programs improve continuity of care for people experiencing homelessness by bridging health systems and by promoting patient self-management. Studies indicate that patients who access medical respite care have fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visit in the months following program participation. For these reasons, medical respite programs are becoming a hot topic … More →

Medical Respite Start Ups: Lessons Learned and Recommendations

August 22, 2014 | 1 p.m. Eastern

Medical respite care is a critical component in the continuum of health care for people experiencing homelessness. In addition to providing short term clinical oversight for individuals recuperating from an acute illness or injury, these programs facilitate care transitions from hospitals to a primary care provider and when possible to a home. While … More →

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