Webinars

Start with a Strong Foundation: Council Resources for Training Your Staff in HCH Core Competencies

Thursday, June 7, 2012
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council has a number of resources to assist you and your staff in training on the key elements of the HCH Model of Care. The staff and members of the Council’s Core Competency Work Group have assembled a curriculum that can be used in whole or in part as … More

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Ready, Set, Go: The Road to Meaningful Use of EHRs

Thursday, May 24, 2012
This webinar will focus on key strategies for successful adoption and utilization of electronic health records, including workforce development, financial support and federal incentives, provider and consumer education, and communication infrastructure to meet the meaningful use requirements of the 2009 ARRA HITECH ACT. Highlighting best practice examples of successful adaptations and implementations serving homeless communities and … More

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You Don’t Need a Home to Vote: Election Activities for HCH Projects Webinar

Thursday, April 26, 2012
This webinar will identify the legal limitations and opportunities for HCH projects to conduct voter registration and other election activities, describe common barriers consumers face in registering to vote and ways to overcome them, describe different models for integrating voter registration into an HCH project, and recognize the importance of engaging consumers in the effort to … More

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Laying the Groundwork for Meeting QI/QA Program Expectations in an HCH Setting: Lessons learned in San Francisco

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
This webinar will feature lessons learned from the San Francisco Health Care for the Homeless program. After this webinar, participants will be able to provide examples for how 330(h) program expectations can be operationalized into day-to-day quality infrastructure, describe ways health information technology and decision support tools can be used to report on HCH outcomes of … More

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Keeping Homeless Children Safe from Lead Poisoning

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
This workshop will discuss the issue of childhood lead poisoning, particularly as it relates to homeless families, program successes and challenges, and how the program can be implemented nationwide. Homeless children are at a particularly high risk for lead poisoning. A recent study shows homeless children in Philadelphia suffer from twice the rate of lead poisoning … More

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The Health of LGBT People: Ending Disparities, Ending Invisibility

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
This webinar will describe health disparities found among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and some of the factors that influence these disparities. Participants will learn strategies for taking a sensitive history with LGBT people, ways of inquiring about and being supportive of a patient’s sexual orientation and gender identity, and resources and trainings available from … More

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Consumer Involvement in Governance Webinar

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Would you like to engage consumers in leadership decision-making at your HCH project? Are you considering developing a consumer advisory board? Hear from the Albuquerque HCH project about how its consumer advisory board and consumer board members have helped to maximize the ease of use and comfort of their facilities for all of their patients. Learn … More

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Infection Control Policies and Practices for Medical Respite Program

Thursday, January 26, 2012
This webinar will describe infection control policies and practices to prevent the spread of infections related to respiratory disease, wounds, and gastrointestinal illnesses in medical respite programs. Medical respite programs provide post-acute clinical care and 24-hour bed rest to people experiencing homelessness and recuperating from illness or injury. With patients often sharing the same quarters, effective … More

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