HCH2019 Archived Session Materials

This page includes archived session materials from the 2019 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium. Slides and other materials, where available, are listed directly below the title of each session.

Pre-Conference Institutes | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Achieving Equity & Justice in Health Care & Housing: Realizing a National Agenda at the Local Level

View slides from this presentation (PDF). Additional materials include Agenda (PDF); Innovative Models of Health and Housing Report (PDF); Health Starts at Home Handout (PDF); Enterprise Survey (PDF); Piecing it Together Playbook (PDF); Federal Rental Assistance  Factsheet (PDF); Federal Solutions document (PDF).

Presented by: Lindsey Browning (Program Director for Medicaid Operations, National Association of Medicaid Directors); Brian Rahmer (Vice President, Health and Housing, Enterprise Community Partners); Peggy Bailey (Director of the Health Integration Project, Center on Budget Policies and Priorities); Stephen Lucas (Health Research and Policy Manager, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities); Mike Koprowski (National Campaign Director, Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign); Andy McMahon (Vice President, Health and Human Services Policy, UnitedHealthcare Community & State); Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH (Director, Health and Housing Initiatives, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California); Shannon McMahon (Executive Director, National Medicaid, Kaiser Permanente); Liz Buck (Deputy Program Director, Behavioral Health, Council of State Governments Justice Center); & Moderator Barbara DiPietro, PhD (Senior Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)


Behavioral Health Integration

View slides from this presentation. Workforce Implications of BHI (PDF); Strategies and Opportunities for Primary Care Providers (PDF); Motivational Interviewing in Integrated Care (PDF); MI and TIC Best Practices in Integrated Care (PDF); Integrating MI and TIC in Integrated Care (PDF); Behavioral Health Integration for LGBTQ Health (PDF); Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration (PDF).

Presented by: Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH (Director of Education and Training Programs, Fenway Institute); Dr. Pia Valvassori, PhD, ARNP (Clinician/Professor, Health Care Center for the Homeless); Nadra Tyus, DrPH, MPH (Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration); Allison Abayasekara (Association of Clinicians for the Underserved); David Guggenheim, PsyD (Callen-Lorde Community Health Center); Dewey Wooden, MA, NCC, LMHC (Health Care for the Homeless Orlando); & Ken Kraybill, MSW (Center for Social Innovation)


Overcoming Challenges in Street Medicine: Advanced Topics in Medical Outreach

View slides from this presentation (PDF). Additional Materials include Street Medicine Policy Manual (PDF).

Presented by: Dr. Jim O’Connell, MD (President & Street Team Physician, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program); Jim Withers, MD (Medical Director and Founder, Street Medicine Institute, Operation Safety Net); Dr. Liz Frye, MD, MPH (Chair, Street Medicine Institute Symposium Committee; Staff Psychiatrist, Cherokee Health Systems, Street Medicine Institute); Brett J. Feldman, MSPAS, PA-C (Founder and Director of Street Medicine, University of Southern California); Kevin Sullivan, MD (Street Medicine Physician, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program); Joel Hunt, PA-C (Director, Care Connections Outreach, JPS Health Network); & Patrick J. Perri, MD (Medical Director and Founder, Center for Inclusion Health, Allegheny Health Network)


The Right to Recover: Medical Respite Care from the Perspective of Consumers, Providers, and Funders

View slides from this presentation. Consumer Governance in Medical Respite (PDF). Integration of Psychology Milieu Therapy (PDF). Medical Respite- A Funder’s Perspective (PDF). Medical Respite Policy Update (PDF).

Presented by: Regina Reed, MPH (Policy Organizer, National Health Care for the Homeless Council); Rhonda Hauff (COO/Deputy CEO, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services); Katherine Cavanaugh (Consumer Advocate, National Health Care for the Homeless Council); Chauna Brocht, LCSW-C (Coordinator of Special Initiatives, Health Care for the Homeless Maryland); Aleksandra Ceprnic, MS (Psychology Assistant, Medical Respite, Valley Homeless Healthcare Program); Julia Dobbins, MSW (Project Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless Council); Joseph Funn (Consumer Advocate, RCPN Steering Committee Member); Sara Jeevanjee, MD (Medical Director, Medical Respite, Valley Homeless Healthcare Program); Matthew Lund, JD, MPA (UW Medicine); Benjamin Miksch (UnitedHealthcare Community Plan); Yavar Moghimi, MD (AmeriHealth Caritas DC); Catherine Stapleton, MS (Quantified Ventures); & Greg Morris, PA-C (Ascending to Health Respite Care)

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Sessions | Thursday, May 23, 2019

Clinicians’ Network Membership Breakfast

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Session I: Workshops & Oral Presentations

Cultural Humility When Working with LGBTQ Youth

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Presented by: Dee Balliet, AS, BSHM, CPI (YHDP Program Officer, True Colors Fund); Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH (Director of Education and Training Programs, Fenway Institute); & Ms. Sue Augustus, JD (Senior Program Manager, CSH)


Film Screening: The Advocates

Presented by: Remi Kessler (Director/Producer); Caroline Schweich (Executive Producer, KSA Productions); & Moderator Brett Poe (National Health Care for the Homeless Council)


HCH on the Frontlines: Integrating Harm Reduction Programs into Your Practice

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Presented by: Barbara DiPietro, PhD (Senior Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council); Jessie Gaeta, MD (Chief Medical Officer, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program); Kevin Santry (Harm Reduction Outreach Program Coordinator, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless); & Kiefer Paterson (Government Relations Manager, National Harm Reduction Coalition)


Housing First: From Pariah to Policy Priority

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Presented by: Colleen Velez (Associate Director, Federal TA, Corporation for Supportive Housing); & Mike Savara, LCSW, CADC III (Clinical Supervisor, Central City Concern)


HRSA Panel Update

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Presented by: Jim Macrae, MA, MPP (Associate Administrator, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration); Suma Nair, PhD, MS, RD (Director of the Office of Quality Improvement, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration); Jennifer Joseph, PhD, MSEd (Director, Office of Policy and Program Development, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration); & Judith Steinberg, MD, MPH (Chief Medical Officer, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration)


Transitions Clinic Network: Serving Individuals Returning from Incarceration

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Presented by: Anna Steiner, MPH (Program Manager, Transitions Clinic Network); Tressa Hillman (Community Health Worker, Santa Clara Valley Homeless Health Care Program); & Marce Abare, MD (Valley Homeless Healthcare Program Mobile Reentry Clinic)


What’s New in Homeless Health Care? A No-Jargon Summary of the Latest Research

View slides from this presentation (PDF). Additional materials include Audience Response document (PDF); Annotated Bibliography (PDF).

Presented by: Travis Baggett, MD, MPH (Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Boston, MA); Stefan Kertesz, MD, MSc (University of Alabama); Katherine Diaz Vickery, MD, MSc (Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, and Clinical Investigator, Hennepin County Medical Center)


Oral Presentations: Administration

Justifying a Medical Respite: Putting the Patient and Data First

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Presented by: Erin M. Simao, MPH (Empower Health, Schenectady, NY) & Alexander Simao, DO, MPH, PGY3 (Ellis Medicine, Schenectady, NY)


Trauma-Informed Caring: Leading a Health System Through Change

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Presented by: Joy Fernandez de Narayan, FNP-C (Mercy Care, Atlanta, GA)


Session II: Facilitated Discussions

Care Transitions in Permanent Supportive Housing

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Presented by: Catherine Crosland, MD (Director of Homeless Outreach Development, Unity Health Care) & Dr. Pia Valvassori, PhD, ARNP (Clinician/Professor, Health Care Center for the Homeless)


Death with Dignity – Serving Our Dying Homeless

Presented by: Matilda Lindgren (Program Director, The INN Between) & Tim Keffer (Case Manager, Salt Lake City Police Department)


Ending the HIV Epidemic – Exploring the HCH Role

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Presented by: Laura Cheever, MD, ScM (Associate Administrator for HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration) & Celeste Roell, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Catholic Charities of New Orleans)


Focusing on What Matters Most: Patient-Centered Measures Co-Developed with HCH Consumers

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Presented by: Jeffrey Seal, MD (Interim Director and Medical Director, Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless); Jeannette Johnigan (Consumer Advisory Board Member, Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless); & Brightstar Ohlson (Brightstar Research Group, Inc.)


Just DO It – Starting Small in Medical Respite

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Presented by: Rhonda Hauff (COO/Deputy CEO, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services); Randy Pinnelli, PA (Program Director, Gleason House Medical Clinic); & Donna J. Biederman, DrPH, MN, RN (Associate Professor, Duke University)


Reentry… To What? Using SOAR to Promote Successful Reentry for People with Serious Mental Illness

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Presented by: Georgi Fisher, QMHP (Housing and Benefits Coordinator, SOAR State Team Lead, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services) & Dazara Ware, MPC (Senior Project Associate, Policy Research Associates, Inc.)


Structural Competency: Understanding How Structures Impact the Health of Patients

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Presented by: Kristina Wharton, MPA, MPH (Health Outreach Partners) & Sonia Lee, MPH (Senior Manager, Client Services and Communications, Health Outreach Partners)


UDS Modernization

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Presented by: Suma Nair, PhD, MS, RD (Director of the Office of Quality Improvement, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration) & Jennifer Joseph, PhD, MSEd (Director, Office of Policy and Program Development, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration)


Session III: Workshops & Oral Presentations

#SafeforMeToo: Creating a Safe & Supportive Space for Women without Homes in the time of ‘Me Too’

Presented by: Joanne Guarino (NCAB Member at Large, Boston, MA, National Consumer Advisory Board) & Melinda Thomas, PA-C (Associate Medical Director, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program)


Caucus on Homelessness: HCH Community Engagement Studio

Presented by: Jen Elder, MSc (National Policy and Partnerships Coordinator, APHA Caucus on Homelessness Chair-Elect, Policy Research Associates, Inc.); Tiffany Israel, MSSW (Translational Research Coordinator and Community Navigator, Vanderbilt University Medical Center); Katherine Diaz Vickery, MD, MSc (Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, and Clinical Investigator, Hennepin County Medical Center); & Moderator, Brett Poe (National Health Care for the Homeless Council)


Everyone Poops: A Dialogue about Open Defecation, Human Rights, and Public Policy

Presented by: Drew Capone, PhD Candidate (Georgia Institute of Technology); Jim Withers, MD (Medical Director and Founder, Street Medicine Institute, Operation Safety Net); & Dr. Liz Frye, MD, MPH (Chair, Street Medicine Institute Symposium Committee; Staff Psychiatrist, Cherokee Health Systems, Street Medicine Institute)


Homeless Deaths Reports: Advocating For Policy Change – San Francisco, Sacramento, and Philadelphia

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Presented by: Bob Erlenbusch, PhD (Executive Director, Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness); Barry Zevin, MD (San Francisco Department of Public Health); Caroline Cawley, MPH (UCSF); & Roberta Cancellier, MSW (Office of Homelessness Services, City of Philadelphia)


Housing is Health Care: An In-Depth Look at Denver HCH’s Integrated Model of Care

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Presented by: Bill Windsor (Chief Real Estate Officer, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless); Matt Mollica, MBA (Vice President of Housing Assistance, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless); John Parvensky, JD (President & CEO, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless); & Lisa Thompson, DNP, PMHNP-BC (Chief Operating Officer,Colorado Coalition for the Homeless)


Integrating Motivational Interviewing into Neurobiology, Harm Reduction & Trauma Informed Paradigms

Presented by: Matthew Bennett, MBA, MA (Trainer, Bennett Innovation Group) & Deb Borne, MSW, MD (Medical Director, The San Francisco Department of Public Health)


Populations of Color and Social Justice

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Presented by: Stacy A. Bohlen, MA (National Indian Health Board Washington, D.C.); Emily Chatterjee, JD (The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund); Paulina Sosa, BA, MPH (American Journal for Public Health); & Moderator Lauryn Berner, MSW, MPH (Project Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)


Oral Presentations: Substance Use Disorders

Acupuncture and Other Integrative Therapies for Acute Withdrawal and Sustained Recovery

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Presented by: Marcia Tanur, MD (Medical Acupuncturist, Harbor Homes and Wellness Center)


Establishing a MAT Clinic for the Homeless in New Orleans

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Presented by: Neil Nixdorff, MD (City of New Orleans Health Care for the Homeless) & Verella Morris, MPH (Outreach/Grants & Quality Performance Manager, City of New Orleans Healthcare for the Homeless)


Opiate Overdose Education and Naloxone Prescribing in an HCH Clinic

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Presented by: Lisa Pietrusza, CRNP (Nurse Practitioner, Central Outreach Wellness Center)


Session IV: Facilitated Discussions

Collaborating with Faith-Based Organizations to Develop Medical Respite Programs

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Presented by: Brooks Ann McKinney, MSW (Head of Vulnerable Populations, Cone Health System); John Ashman, CEO (Rescue Missions); Captain Jamie Winkler, MSW, MBA, CNPM (Executive Director, Salvation Army, Eastern Michigan Division)


Hepatitis A Outbreaks Among Persons Experiencing Homelessness: Creation of a Preventive Coalition

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Presented by: Traci Strickland, BA (Outreach Coordinator, Prestera); Sapna Bamrah Morris, MD, MBA (Medical Officer Team Lead, Centers for Disease Control); & Janet Briscoe, MBA, BSN, RN, CIC (Kanawha County Health Department)


Mixing it Up in a Soup Kitchen: Providing Health Care to Immigrant and Homeless Patients

Presented by: Dr. Marcia Tanur, MD (Medical Acupuncturist, Harbor Homes and Wellness Center)


The Council’s Strategic Priorities and You

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Presented by: Jenny Metzler (Executive Director, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless); & Bobby Watts, MPH, MS, CPH (CEO, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)


New York City Street Medicine—Primary Care Integrated into Outreach to Address Health Disparities

Presented by: Dr. Van Yu, MD (Chief Medical Officer, Janian Medical Care in New York City); Bonnie Coover (Assistant Medical Director for Street Medicine, Janian Medical Care); & Joanna Fried, MD (Janian Medical Care)


Social Medicine Consultation: Using the Health Care for the Homeless Model to Create Holistic Care

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Presented by: Daniel Aldridge (Consumer, Tom Waddell Urban Health Center); Deborah Borne, MSW, MD (Medical Director of Transitions Division, San Francisco Department of Public Health); Mark Franczek (Consumer, Tom Waddell Urban Health Center); Barry Zevin, MD (San Francisco Department of Public Health); Jason Albertson (Director, SF HOT encampment Resolution team); & Rebecca Pfeifer-Rosenblum (San Francisco Department of Public Health)


To Fight Burnout, Advocate for Justice!

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Presented by: Barbara DiPietro, PhD (Senior Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council) & Matthew Bennett, MBA, MA (Trainer, Bennett Innovation Group)


Using Telehealth to Increase Patient Engagement

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Presented by: Jonathan Neufeld, PhD (Program Director, Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center)

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Sessions | Friday, May 24, 2019

Session V: Facilitated Discussions

Bridging the Gap: Partnerships between CHWs and Medical Providers for Better Patient Care

Presented by: Alia Bodnar, MD (Physician, Health Care for the Homeless – Baltimore) & Gregory Rogers (Community Health Worker, Health Care for the Homeless – Baltimore)


Creating a Safety Net for the Acutely Intoxicated: Systems Collaborate for Sobering Centers

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Presented by: Dr. Shannon Smith-Bernardin, PhD, RN, CNL (Executive Director, National Sobering Collaborative)


Equitable Aging in Place: Expanding the Harm-Reduction Model to Higher Levels of Care

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Presented by: Sarah Marris-Swann, RN (Community Health Outreach RN, Neighborcare Health)


Ethical Dilemmas in Homeless Healthcare: The Gray Zone

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Presented by: Mariel Lougee, MD (Physician, Contra Costa Health Care for the Homeless); Heather Cedermaz, FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner, Contra Costa County Healthcare for the Homeless); & Sue Dickerson, RN (Care Coordinator, Contra Costa Health Services)


Medical Legal Partnerships 2.0. Integrating Legal Justice into your Practice

Presented by: Ellen Lawton, JD (The National Center for Medical Legal Partnership); Cheryl Ho, MD (Medical Director, Valley Homeless Healthcare Program at County of Santa Clara); Molly Brennan, MSW, JD (Law Foundation of Silicon Valley); Meghan Piano, JD (Deputy Public Defender, Expungements, Santa Clara County); & Moderator Darlene M. Jenkins, Dr PH, RD, CHES (Senior Director of Programs, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)


Opening Access to Wellness: Integrative Health for People Experiencing Homelessness

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Presented by: Deirdre Hoey, LCSW-C, RYT200 (Behavioral Health Therapist, Health Care for the Homeless-Baltimore) & Albert Miller (Consumer, Health for the Homeless-Baltimore)


They work for US! – Congressional Advocacy 101 for the HCH Community

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Presented by: Regina Reed, MPH (Policy Organizer, National Health Care for the Homeless Council) & Esther Kahng (Staff for the House Committee on Financial Services)


Validation and Psychometric Testing of the Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization Tool

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Presented by: Ben King, PhD, MPH (Research Scientist, University of Texas Dell Medical School)


Session VI: Workshops & Oral Presentations

Creating Inclusive Governance: Developing and Supporting Consumer Leadership

View slides from this presentation (PDF). Additional materials include CAB Manual (PDF); Recruitment and Retention Brief (PDF).

Presented by: Katherine Cavanaugh (Consumer Advocate, National Health Care for the Homeless Council); Rodney Dawkins (NCAB Immediate Past Chair, National Consumer Advisory Board); & Paul Tunison (NCAB Regional Representative 9 & 10, National Consumer Advisory Board)


Culture Jam: How Integrating Culturally Specific Services Impacts Clients, Staff, and Organizations

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Presented by: Linda Hudson, CSWA, QMHP, CADC III (Director of African American Services, Central City Concern); & Daniel Garcia, MSW (Director of Latino Services, Central City Concern)


People Living in Encampments, Streets, and Vehicles: Three Municipal Policies and the Public Response

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Presented by: Deborah Borne, MSW, MD (Medical Director of Transitions Division, San Francisco Department of Public Health); Mark Franczek (Consumer, Tom Waddell Urban Health Center); Jason Albertson (Director, SF HOT Encampment Resolution Team); Eileen Loughran (Health Program Coordinator, SF Community health Equity& Promotion); John Gilvar (Manager, Health Care for the Homeless Network, Seattle & King County Department of Public Health); & Alicia Benish (Public Health Program Manager, King County Public Health)


Promoting Justice in the Primary Care Setting for Transgender Patients Experiencing Homelessness

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Presented by: Dr. Irene Guerra, PhD (Psychologist, Valley Homeless Healthcare Program); Jackie Newton, MD, MPH (Assistant Medical Director, Valley Homeless Healthcare Program); & Lindsay Cross, MSW (Valley Homeless Healthcare Program)


Social Storytelling: Making Homelessness and Homeless Services Real to a Broader Community, Pt. II

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Presented by: Rick Brown, MA (Communications Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless Council) & Jennifer Dix, BBA (Communications Assistant, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)


Taking Action on Equity: Evaluating Housing, Health Care, and Services for the Homeless

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Presented by: Melissa Jones, MPA (Executive Director, BARHII – Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative) & Gillian Morshedi, JD (Staff Attorney, HomeBase)


The Water is Warm: Sharing Lessons Learned Expanding Medicaid & Bringing More States into the Pool

View slides from this presentation (PDF). Additional materials include Health Insurance at HCH Programs Factsheet (PDF); Issue Brief (PDF); Literature Review (PDF); Survey Brief (PDF).

Presented by: Barbara DiPietro, PhD (Senior Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council); Trish Grand (Director of Finance, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless); Maureen Neal, CFRE (COO, Advancement, Daily Planet Health Services); Kevin Lindamood, MSW (President and CEO, Health Care for the Homeless – Baltimore); & Rhonda Hauff (COO/Deputy CEO, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services)


Oral Presentations: Clinical Primary Care

FITs, Colos, and Paps – Oh My! Addressing Cancer Screening Disparities in Homeless Populations

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Presented by: Laura Garcia, CRNP (Medical Director, Health Care for the Homeless – Baltimore); Tracy Russell, MS, BSN, RN (Lead Population Health Nurse, Health Care for the Homeless – Baltimore); Jennifer Tate, MBA (Director of Performance Improvement, Health Care for the Homeless – Baltimore)


Skin Disease in Adults Experiencing Homelessness: Towards Better Understanding, Access to Care, and Education

Presented by: Dr. Jennifer Tan, MD (Staff Dermatologist, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and Massachusetts General Hospital Dept of Dermatology)


You, Too, Can Treat Hepatitis C

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Presented by: Leslie Enzian, MD (University of Washington)


Session VII: Facilitated Discussions

A Brave New World: How Medicaid ACO Reform Impacts Care Delivery for the Homeless in Massachusetts

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Presented by: Sophie Lazar (Team Coordinator, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program); Mary Takach, MPH, RN (Senior Health Policy Advisor, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program); & Dan Moss (Care Coordinator, Boston Coordinated Care Hub, Victory Programs, Inc.)


Housing Boston’s Rough Sleepers: Outcomes From a 10-year Prospective Study

Presented by: Jill Roncarati, ScD, MPH, PA-C (Post-doctoral Fellow, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health); Dr. Jim O’Connell, MD (President & Street Team Physician, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program); & Beckie Tachick (Street Team Manager, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program)


How Care Providers Can Participate Meaningfully in Homeless Response Coordinated Entry Systems

View slides from this presentation (PDF). Additional materials include Handout (PDF); Action Planning Template (PDF); Action Planning Handout (PDF).

Presented by: Gillian Morshedi, JD (Staff Attorney, HomeBase) & Nora Lally, MSW (HomeBase)


Work and Gain Education and Employment Skills: Partnerships to Improve Re-Entry Services

Presented by: Rollin Oden, MD (Director MAT Program, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless); Linda Nobles (Administrative Assistant CCH WAGEES Program, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless); & Julie Kiehl, JD (Executive Director, The Empowerment Program)


No Barriers to Care: Different Ways to Test, Treat, and Talk About Care in Our Community

Presented by: Heather Cedermaz, FNP (Contra Costa County Healthcare for the Homeless) & Sue Dickerson, RN (Care Coordinator, Contra Costa Health Services)


Our Individual and Collective Roles in Addressing the Intersection of Racism and Homelessness

Presented by: Stacy A. Bohlen, MA (National Indian Health Board Washington, D.C.)


Reducing Disparities in Addiction Care: Low-Threshold Buprenorphine for Unsheltered Patients

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Presented by: Mariel Lougee, MD (Physician, Contra Costa Health Care for the Homeless) & Beth Gaines, RN, PHN (Nurse Program Manager, Contra Costa Public Health Clinic Services)


Toeing the Line: Creating Healthy, Compassionate Relationships with Homeless Youth and Young Adults

Presented by: Dean Williams (Community Health Worker, Neighborcare Health) & Katie Schneier, BA (Youth Clinic Administrator, Neighborcare Health)


Session VIII: Workshops & Oral Presentations

Building the Pipeline for Community Health Workers

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Presented by: Esly Reyes, MPH (Program Director, MHP Salud); Moderators: Lauryn Berner, MSW, MPH (Project Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless Council) & Alaina Boyer, PhD (Director of Research, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)


Diversity Gap: The Effects of Systemic Oppression on the Homeless and the Workforce that Serves Them

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Presented by: Kaylanne Chandler, RN, BSN (Director of Nursing Services, The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless); Renata Robinson, Ed.D. (Chief Human Resource Officer, The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless); & Jenna Hickman (Director of Training and Development, The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless)


Food Justice and Diabetes

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Presented by: Christina Watts, MS, RD, LD (Foothills Health and Wellness Center), Kelsey Doll, MA, RDN, CD (Eskenazi Health Services); Kimaya Joshi, RD, LDN (Veterans Health Administration of Greater Los Angeles); Elizabeth Murphy, RDN, LDN (Heartland Health Alliance); & Moderator Darlene M. Jenkins, DrPH, RD, CHES (Senior Director of Programs, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)


Housing, Not Handcuffs: Working Together for Justice and Ending the Criminalization of Homelessness

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Presented by: Eric Tars, JD (Senior Attorney, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty); Bob Erlenbusch, PhD (Executive Director

Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness

Quick and Dirty Psychiatry 2019: Practical Approaches for Managing Mental Illness

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Presented by: Kathryn Johnson, DO, MA (Medical Director – Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, Centra Health) & (Christian Neal, MD, MPA (General Psychiatrist/Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor)


SINGLE PAYER NOW! Achieving the Universal Solution in an Incremental World

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Presented by: Regina Reed, MPH (Policy Organizer, National Health Care for the Homeless Council), Ken Zinn (Political Director, National Nurses United), & Stephanie Kang (Office of Rep. Pramila Jayapal)


So, You Want to Be Trauma-Informed? Strategic Preparation, Education, and Supervision in Clinics

Presented by: Matthew Bennett, MBA, MA (Trainer, Bennett Innovation Group) & Brenda Cibulas, APRN, BC, CGP (Director Behavioral Health Services, Mercy Care)


Oral Presentations: Subpopulations Experiencing Homelessness

Older Homeless Adults: Research Updates From the HOPE HOME Study

Presented by: Margot Kushel, MD (Professor of Medicine, UCSF)


OrganWise Families: An Innovative Nutrition and Wellness Program For Families Experiencing Homelessness

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Presented by: Amy White, MA (The Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children & Youth)


Serving the Re-Entry Population Through Peer Navigation, Workforce Development, and Policy Advocacy as a Homelessness Prevention Strategy

Presented by: Noha Aboelata, MD, CEO (Roots Community Health Center)

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Learning Labs | Saturday, May 25, 2019

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Homeless Services: A Journey in Anti-Racism

View slides from this presentation (PDF). Additional materials include Premise of this Learning Lab document (PDF); Homelessness and Racism-Historic Roots (PDF).

Presented by: Sonia Lee, MPH (Senior Manager, Client Services and Communications, Health Outreach Partners); Renata Robinson, Ed.D. (Chief Human Resource Officer, The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless); Sonja M. Spears, JD (Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program); & D. Michael Durham, MTS (Technical Assistance Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)


Focus on the 2019 Diabetes Adapted Clinical Guidelines 

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Presented by: Amber Richert, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC (Baltimore Health Care for the Homeless); Dedra Blanchard (Atlanta, GA); Lawrence Chang, PharmD (Santa Clara Valley Medical Center); & Moderator: Darlene M. Jenkins, DrPH, RD, CHES (Senior Director of Programs, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Strategies for Prevention

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Presented by: Regina Olasin, DO, FACP, FAAP (Care for the Homeless NYC); Karen Hudson, PhD, MSW, LSW (Homeless Health Initiative, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia); Stephanie Krauthamer Ewing, PhD, MPH (Drexel University). 


Trauma-Informed Storytelling: Perspectives from Consumer Leaders

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Presented by: David Peery, JD (Member, Consumer Advisory Board, Camillus Health Concern); Katherine Cavanaugh (Consumer Advocate, National Health Care for the Homeless Council); Art Rios, Sr. (NCAB Chair, Portland, OR, National Consumer Advisory Board); Keith Belton (NCAB Regional Representative 5 & 7, Chicago, IL, National Consumer Advisory Board); Amy Grassette (NCAB Past Chair, Worchester, MA, National Consumer Advisory Board); Carmon Ryals (NCAB Member at Large, Albuquerque, NM, National Consumer Advisory Board); Valarie Dowell (NCAB Peer Advocate, Cincinnati, OH, National Consumer Advisory Board); Joanne Guarino (NCAB Member at Large, Boston, MA, National Consumer Advisory Board); & Sukari Finley (NCAB Co-Chair, Los Angeles, CA, National Consumer Advisory Board)