Webinars

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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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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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

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The SPOT: Boston’s New Harm Reduction Program for Opioid Users Forges New Ground

Presented by the National HCH Council
Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. EDT
In response to the local overdose crisis in Boston, the Boston Health Care for The Homeless Program (BHCHP) recently opened the Supportive Place for Observation and Treatment (SPOT), which provides people with opioid use disorder a safe space where they are monitored during periods of sedation … More

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Hospital Community Benefit Funding: Potential Resources to Meet the Needs of Homeless Populations

Presented by the National HCH Council
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | 2-3 p.m. ET

To qualify for tax exemptions as charitable organizations, not-for-profit hospitals are required to engage in activities that benefit their communities, often known as “hospital community benefit.” These activities can mean additional funding for programs, staffing, and other tangible assistance that meet the needs of people who … More

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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

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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

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