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


We All Do IT: UDS and Reporting Software

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 3-4 p.m. ET
Each year, every community health center program is required to submit data for HRSA’s Uniform Data System (UDS). Technology can help in the process, but with several IT vendors promising fast and easy solutions, it can be an overwhelming decision as well … More


Managed Care and Homeless Populations: Linking the HCH Community and MCO Partners

Presented by UnitedHealthcare and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. EDT
In states that expanded Medicaid, many people experiencing homelessness became eligible for health insurance, often enrolling in a Medicaid plan offered through a managed care organization (MCO). This development means that there are new opportunities for managed care plans and … More


Engaging Homeless Youth: Recommendations and Resources

July 29, 2015 | 1-2 p.m. Eastern
Understanding the totality of youth homelessness is essential to engagement and the development of interventions and policies that promote the wellbeing of young people experiencing homelessness. All clinicians, administrators, and policy and advocacy staff working for or with youth populations (ages 12-24) would benefit from a deeper understanding of engagement strategies. This webinar … More


Effectiveness in Consumer Governance

June 25, 2015 | 3-4 p.m. Eastern
Consumers have a unique role in Health Center governance and advocacy as their experiences can guide policies and practices at health centers and in the larger community. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council recommends HCH grantees create consumer advisory boards (CABs) as the vehicle for meaningfully engaging consumers in their governance … More


Integrating Routine HIV Testing into Care: Strategies for Improvement and Partnership

June 24, 2015 | 1-2 p.m. Eastern
In recognition of HIV testing day (June 27, 2015), the National HCH Council will host a webinar on HIV testing strategies. HIV testing and counseling are the cornerstones of HIV prevention response, allowing individuals to know their HIV status and access appropriate services. However, testing rates in primary care settings remain low. The … More


Adapted Anticipatory Guidance for Infants and Toddlers

June 15, 2015 | 1-2 p.m. Eastern
Children experiencing homelessness are significantly more likely to have acute and chronic illnesses and have much higher rates of emotional and behavior problems and developmental delays than housed children. In this webinar we will discuss strategies from a forthcoming Council resource, Adapted Anticipatory Guidance for Infants and Toddlers Experiencing Homelessness, which adapts … More


Web Briefing: Early Impacts of the Medicaid Expansion for the Homeless Population

On Monday, December 15 at 1 p.m. Eastern, the Kaiser Family Foundation will hold a web briefing to examine the early impacts of the ACA’s Medicaid expansion on the homeless population, as well as opportunities and challenges looking forward. The briefing, drawing upon the recent paper, “Early Impacts of the Medicaid Expansion for the Homeless Population,” will highlight key findings … More

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