Webinars

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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Making the Business Case for Integrated Community Health Outreach Programs

December 16, 2014 | 1-2 p.m. Eastern
Health Care for the Homeless programs provide a wealth of clinical services to consumers in community-based settings. There is an opportunity to further expand and improve community-based services through strong health outreach programs that are well-integrated with the goals and structures of an organization. However, the impact of outreach on health center revenues … More

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