HCH2018 Schedule-at-a-Glance

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Schedule At-a-Glance

Tuesday, May 15, 2018: Pre-Conference Day

7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-11 a.m. Pre-Conference Institutes
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-4 p.m. Pre-Conference Institutes
5-7 p.m. NCAB Orientation

Wednesday, May 16, 2018: Main Conference Day I

7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-9:30 a.m. Opening Plenary
9:30-10 a.m. Break
10-11:30 a.m. Workshops
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch, Governing Membership
12:30-1:30 p.m. Facilitated Discussions
1:30-1:45 p.m. Break
1:45-3:15 p.m. Workshops, Federal Panel
3:15-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-4:30 p.m. Sessions
4:30-6 p.m. Reception
5-7 p.m. NCAB Business Meeting

Thursday, May 17, 2018: Main Conference Day II

7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-10 a.m. Workshops
10-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:15 a.m. Facilitated Discussions
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Awards Lunch
1-2:30 p.m. Workshops
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-3:45 p.m. Facilitated Discussions
3:45-4:45 p.m. Closing Plenary
5-6:30 p.m. Social Justice Rally

Friday, May 18, 2018: Learning Labs


7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Learning Labs
10-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learning Labs

Pre-Conference Institutes

Come Together: Community Collaborations for Better Outcomes

Health care and social service systems can be difficult to navigate for patients with complex needs. Siloed service providers can lead to unmanaged conditions, higher no-show rates, and lower quality of life. Community and health care organizations can share resources and collaborate together to streamline services and improve outcomes for their shared population. Building community partnerships gives providers the opportunity to better coordinate care and meet their patients where they are. This session will highlight best practices in community collaborations and give attendees tools for building partnership to better serve patients experiencing homelessness.

Expanding Access to Housing & Health Care Through Policy & Community Collaborations

Efforts to transform health systems and further integrate housing with care services continues to be a priority in spite of a dynamic and often-uncertain environment. This pre-conference institute will focus on policies and programs being implemented that expand access to care, achieve better outcomes, and recognize social determinants of health. This day-long symposium will include a focus on a variety of state-level Medicaid waivers that provide expanded health coverage and funding for supportive services in housing, relationships with managed care plans to develop value-based payments and achieve practice transformation, and a discussion with leaders of the nationally recognized Hennepin Health Accountable Care Organization. While each community has unique circumstances, this event will ensure an open discussion about how to bring these practices home and achieve broader implementation across the country.

Medical Respite Care: Engaging your Community

Creative community collaboration is an essential element of medical respite care. Each medical respite program and the services they provide are uniquely designed to meet the needs of the community and to maximize community resources. In short, community is at the heart of every medical respite program. The Respite Care Providers Network (RCPN) has organized a full-day training for both clinicians and administrators interested in medical respite care. Funders perspective on medical respite, day to day program management, and relationship development are a few of the topics that will be highlighted. Additionally, there will be in-depth discussions on how harm reduction fits into medical respite care and how programs and staff can thrive in a challenging political environment. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in information sharing and networking with providers from across the country.

Building Community Coalitions to Address the Opioid Crisis

From 2013 to 2014, death by opioid overdose increased by 14 percent. Compared to 2013, this represents a 6.5% increase relative to total deaths by drug overdose. According to a 2016 policy brief released by the Council on medication-assisted treatment, persons experiencing homelessness have even higher rates of substance abuse disorders, poorer health, and higher mortality rates by opioid overdose than national averages.  In this pre-conference institute, participants will receive a better idea of the science behind addiction; and how communities are assessing needs, finding partners, building coalitions with health centers and using telehealth to prevent and treat opioid use.

Learning Labs

Fostering Trauma-Informed Leadership Skills for Consumers

Organizations have moved beyond consumer engagement and are now focused on consumer leadership, working to achieve true shared roles within organizations. In order to support this partnership, we must cultivate and support consumers in developing the skills needed to facilitate in trauma-informed ways that create safe and respectful environments. We will walk through the basics of trauma, outline principles and practices behind trauma-informed approaches, and share strategies to maximize leadership skills and engaging atmospheres created by and for consumers. This training is designed for consumers or for organization staff to use as a model in developing their own training locally.

Advocacy 101 for the HCH Community

Homelessness is a direct result of failed policies. As health care providers, consumers, and members of the Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) community you have the expertise to affect policy change and the ability to educate lawmakers about the true impact of their policy decisions. This session will provide an introduction to advocacy on the federal, state, and local levels, and detail how you can integrate advocacy into your daily activities.  You will be provided with an update on policies that impacts the HCH community, and given tools and resources to strategize and engage in advocacy efforts.

Oral Health Care for Diabetic Patients Without Homes

Oral diseases and overall poor oral health have been linked to respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes that often lead to deficits in quality of life, general health, and nutrition. A bidirectional relationship between oral health and diabetes puts individuals with gum disease at higher risk for developing diabetes and individuals with diabetes at greater risk for developing oral disease. Access to regular dental visits and proper dental care can be challenging to individuals experiencing homelessness, resulting in neglected oral care. Many patients experiencing homelessness also have co-occurring diabetes that is often uncontrolled. This session will equip providers with new knowledge and techniques to address the challenges related to providing oral health care oral to patients with diabetes and without homes. This learning lab will provide technical assistance and training to health centers that serve this population.

Utilizing Data to Illustrate Health Center Value

With increased pressure, Health Care for the Homeless health centers are consistently asked to demonstrate their value and impact in the communities they serve. While describing health center value has always been a pertinent topic, renewed focus on a value-based health system has increased the emphasis on the need to illustrate overall health improvement in the populations they serve. Health centers collect a multitude of information that can be used to track performance and quality, which are valuable data that help to benchmark performance and identify trends. Qualitative data and story-telling can also be a powerful tool to illustrate the value and impact our health centers provide. During this session, stakeholders will share how you can develop your own value propositions, offering unique approaches, strategies, and best practices to make your health center data work for you.