Webinars

Medication-Assisted Treatment: Changes in Federal Policy Will Help Increase Access to Opioid Treatment in the HCH Community

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, January, 25th, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) expanded buprenorphine prescribing rights to nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants, while changes in federal regulations increased patient limits. At the same time, many homeless health care providers have been adding MAT services into … More

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The Abyss: Addiction, Homelessness, and Trauma

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the Coldspring Center for Social and Health Innovation
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT
Without healing, trauma can structure a person’s brain in a way that sets them up to be a high risk for addiction. Addiction is one of the most effective and efficient ways to … More

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Ask & Code: Documenting Homelessness Throughout the Health Care System

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
The health care system is increasingly focusing on the social determinants of health that drive cost, service utilization, and health outcomes. Hospitals, Medicaid managed care plans, and health providers are particularly interested in the risk factor of housing status, a key element … More

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Trauma is the Public Health Issue of Our Time

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and Coldspring Center for Social and Health Innovation
Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT
For most patients, trauma is not just another presenting problem. For too many, trauma is the underlying cause of their psychological, medical, and social struggles. As our understanding of trauma increases, its devastation becomes … More

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Responding to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Tools & Resources for HCH Staff

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and Futures Without Violence
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 1-2:30 p.m. ET
Intimate partner violence (IPV) negatively impacts one’s mental health, physical health, and economic stability. Due to the prevalence of IPV among people experiencing homelessness, HCH programs find themselves addressing issues related to IPV on a weekly, even daily, … More

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Being Trauma Informed and Its Role in Ending Homelessness

Presented by the National HCH Council and Coldspring Center for Social and Health Innovation
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 | 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT
We sit at the edge of a paradigm that has the power to transform not only our work with patients, but our communities and nation as well. Ending homelessness will never happen as long as the majority of … More

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Treating Opioid Addiction in Homeless Populations: Challenges and Opportunities Providing Medication Assisted Treatment (Buprenorphine)

Presented by the National HCH Council
Thursday, August 18th, 2016 | 3-4 p.m. EDT
Our nation is facing an opioid epidemic that has reached crisis levels; drug overdose deaths have surpassed car accidents and firearms as the leading cause of injury and death in the U.S. In 2014 47,000 people died of drug overdoses, more than any other year on … More

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The SPOT: Boston’s New Harm Reduction Program for Opioid Users Forges New Ground

Presented by the National HCH Council
Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. EDT
In response to the local overdose crisis in Boston, the Boston Health Care for The Homeless Program (BHCHP) recently opened the Supportive Place for Observation and Treatment (SPOT), which provides people with opioid use disorder a safe space where they are monitored during periods of sedation … More

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