Webinars

Health Reform & the HCH Community: What You Need to KNOW, What You Need to DO

Presented by National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 1-2 p.m. EDT
While Congress did not pass the American Health Care Act, dismantling the ACA and overturning Medicaid expansion remains a priority for some lawmakers. Moreover, Medicaid coverage is at risk of being undermined by administrative and state-level changes that can happen immediately and will … More

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Mitigating Risk: Seven Important Things You Need to Know about Volunteer Background Checks

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
Employee screening is increasingly required for health centers and other nonprofits serving people without homes, and many organizations are expanding their screening practices to include volunteers and board members. Your reputation is paramount, and one rogue volunteer can negatively impact your program’s … More

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Hope, Transformation, and Post-Traumatic Growth

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the Coldspring Center for Social and Health Innovation
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 | 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT
The amazing thing about humans is that, no matter how dark the situation, there is always hope for healing and growth. Trauma can either be a source of devastation or an opportunity to … 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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