Webinars

Implementing HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in a Homeless Primary Care Clinic

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 2-3 p.m. CT
In the fall of 2018, a multi-disciplinary team of residents representing internal medicine, nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacy, and social work convened to address a low rate of initiation of PrEP for eligible Veterans in the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (HPACT) clinic … More

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Hepatitis A Vaccination Among Persons Experiencing Homelessness

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 2-3 p.m. CT
Since 2016, over 17 states have been affected by hepatitis A outbreaks, and more than 15,000 cases, 8,500 hospitalizations, and 140 deaths have been reported. San Diego was one of the first jurisdictions affected. This outbreak was driven by conditions related to … More

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Medication-Assisted Treatment in the HCH Community: Strategies for Expanding Services

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 1-2 p.m. CT
While Health Care for the Homeless programs serve only 4% of all health center patients nationally, they are responsible for serving nearly 40% of all patients receiving medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Patient need and program requirements are likely important factors driving a high … More

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Clinicians’ Coffee Chat: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. CT
In this third of a four-part “Clinicians’ Coffee Chat” series, participants will share questions, wisdom, and resources on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and homelessness.
This interactive discussion will foster peer learning and support across the homeless health care community.
Speakers:

Ellen Bassuk… More

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Nutrition and Diabetes: How Medical Nutrition Therapy Can Improve Diabetes Management

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. CT
March is National Nutrition Month! In recognition of this special month, the National HCH Council is hosting a webinar highlighting the important role Registered Dietitians (RDNs) play in the complex care of patients experiencing homelessness with diabetes. For people experiencing homelessness with … More

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Forsake Me Not: How HCH Providers Can Deliver Better Care to Pregnant Women Experiencing Homelessness

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. CT
The HCH model of care is often lauded for its patient-centered, trauma-informed approach to providing a wide range of health and support services to very vulnerable people experiencing homelessness. The HCH community rightly prides itself on a “whatever-it-takes” approach to engaging clients … More

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Distinct Health Disparities of LGBQ Women Experiencing Homelessness

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. CT
Lesbian/gay/bisexual/queer (LGBQ) women experiencing homelessness present unique health challenges, ranging from reproductive health issues, lack of routine screenings, and high rates of mental illness and sexual violence, which are compounded by overall lack of access, visibility, and sensitivity in women’s and LGBTQ … More

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An Attack on Women: The Intersection of Violence and Homelessness

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. CT
In 2014 the National Health Care for the Homeless Council published a study exploring the relationship between homelessness and violence. Nearly half the study’s ~500 participants experienced violence while homeless, and findings revealed that although males and females experienced violence at virtually … More

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