Webinars

Introduction to the Health Care for the Homeless Model of Care

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CT
Meeting the complex needs of patients experiencing homelessness can be difficult to do in traditional health care settings. Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Programs are specifically designed to meet the specialized health care needs of these patients.
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Trauma-Informed Organizations Learning Collaborative

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. CST
The Trauma-Informed (TI) Organizations Learning Collaborative is a 3-year project launching in January 2018. The Learning Collaborative aims to create a common understanding of how to design a TI health center and develop resources to help organizations assess and implement the components … More

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Nutrition and Diabetes: Special Considerations for Clients who Are Unstably Housed

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, November 16th, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST
Diabetes occurs at approximately the same rate in the homeless and general populations; however, diagnosis and management of diabetes in individuals experiencing homelessness remains greatly challenging. Homelessness creates additional difficulties when clients are trying to manage diabetes within the constraints of living … More

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Street Medicine for Gravely Mentally Ill Patients: Strategies for Establishing Conservatorship

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CDT
Patients experiencing homelessness who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness and terminal addiction, dementia, and co-morbid medical conditions are at high risk of dying on the streets. These individuals may lack the ability to seek safety and accept treatment because … More

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Demonstrating Value: Measuring the Value and Impact of the Health Care for the Homeless Grantees

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 2-3 p.m. CDT
Demonstrating the value of health centers is a necessary element of sustainability and measuring benefit. How value is assessed can range from illustrating cost effectiveness and evaluating performance measures to ensuring access to reliable, high-quality, and equitable care.
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Financing Medical Respite Care: A Practical Discussion to Ensure Sustainability

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 2-3 p.m. CDT
As communities are looking to reduce health care costs and improve patient outcomes, medical respite care programs are filling a critical need for people who are experiencing homelessness. Whether providing hospitals with a safe and legal discharge option, or creating a bridge … More

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Coffee Chat: End Of Life

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. CDT
Part of the “Coffee Chat” series for clinicians, this session will examine issues related to end of life. Clinicians caring for people experiencing homelessness facing end of life sometimes grapple with challenging situations, including clarifying the individual’s wishes and values, finding ways … More

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Coffee Chat: Competency & Decision-Making

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
Part of the “Coffee Chat” series for clinicians, this session will explore issues related to competency and decision-making. Clinicians caring for people experiencing homelessness sometimes face challenging situations, including considering the role mental health and substance use play in a person’s ability … More

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