Webinars

Community Health Worker Guide

This webinar will orient participants to the new guide on integrating community health workers into an health care for the homeless project, with a focus on outreach and enrollment. Two HCH projects’ community health workers will be featured—one whose focus is on navigation and enrollment and the other whose focus is on outreach and education. Learn how community health workers … More

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Strategies for Local and National Advocacy

This webinar contains information to help participants learn strategies for engaging in advocacy at the local level and in Washington, D.C., without adding significant burdens to the limited time and resources available to health care for the homeless grantees. Conscious economic and policy decisions over the last 30 years have contributed tremendously to contemporary homelessness. Advocacy in support of new … More

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Introduction to Community Health Worker Programs

The webinar will explore the role of a community health worker (CHW) and how a CHW program can be applied in the homeless health care setting. The session will also provide an overview of the Homelessness 101 program and its relevance to the advocacy role of a community health worker.
Presenters

Matt Leber, Community Organizer and Co-founder; Nashville Homeless … More

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Health Care for the Homeless Models of Integrated Care

This webinar will focus on the models of integrated care that three health care for the homeless projects have adopted in order to better serve homeless populations. Homeless populations are much more likely to have complex, multiple occurring disorders that include chronic, somatic conditions coupled with mental health and/or substance use disorders. Traditional models of care often separate primary care … More

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The FQHC HCH/PH Application Process

In developing New Access Points, integration of care is critical—and challenging—both internally and at the community level. In this webinar, you will learn from the experience of one community mental health organization that has planned and applied for Health Center funding to more comprehensively meet the needs of its community. They will share their challenges and processes in completing an … More

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Patient Centered Medical Home: Introduction to the Concept

This webinar includes

a brief review of the patient-centered medical home concept and history;
the reasoning behind one HCH’s plans to prioritize seeking PCMH recognition now; and
a discussion of the early challenges and foreseeable hurdles to recognition for HCH programs.

Presenters:

Heidi Nelson, MHSA; CEO, Duffy Health Center; Hyannis, Massachusetts
Joslyn Strupp Allen, Director of Government Grants and Special … More

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. This webinar will address the diagnosis and treatment of TBI in the homeless population. The co-incidence of homelessness and TBI can lead medical, social, behavioral, mental, cognitive, and economic decline in an individual.
Presenters

Angela Colantonio, PhD, OT Reg (Ont); Saunderson Family Chair in Acquired Brain Injury Research,Toronto Rehabilitation Institute; Toronto, Canada
Carolyn … More

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Medical Respite Care: Filling a Void in Homeless Health Care Services

This webinar includes health reform opportunities, data supporting medical respite care, the role of health centers, collaborating with hospitals, common program startup challenges and solutions, and resources for starting a program.
Presenters

Sabrina Edgington, MSSW; Program and Policy Specialist, National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Leslie Enzian, MD; Medical Director, HCH Medical Respite Program, Harborview Medical Center
Sarah Ciambrone,… More

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